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August 30, 2013

Argylls can't hang on against Comets

FAIRMOUNT, Ind. — Coming off a big victory against Marion last week, it appeared that the Madison-Grant football team might have had some momentum coming into Friday night’s game against Eastern. But the Comets stayed close and used a final-minute score to pull off the 26-22 road victory.

Eastern (1-1) trailed 15-0 to the Argylls with 3:51 before the half, but they chipped away until they gobbled up the four-point lead with 1:12 left in the game. Madison-Grant (1-1) couldn’t put an answering drive together and eventually turned the ball over on an Austin Purkey desperation pass with less than a minute left in the game.

The Argylls were rolling to start the game. They got a touchdown from Luke Stroup on a roll out to the right from 18 yards out. Purkey hit Seth Nash for the two-point conversion to take an 8-0 lead with 3:01 left in the opening stanza.

With 3:51 left before the half, Madison-Grant put together a 13-play drive that was capped off by another Stroup touchdown from 29 yards out.

Comets quarterback Austin Bates hit his main receiver Will Porter on a 20-yard strike 84 seconds prior to the half. Cole Walker nailed the extra point, and Madison-Grant went into the locker room with a 15-7 lead.

On the opening drive of the second half, Eastern went on a seven-play, 55-yard drive that ended with Bates hitting Sam Rocchio on a 5-yard pass. The two-point conversion failed, but the Comets were within two points at 15-13 with 8:53 left in the third period.

The home team took what looked like a commanding 22-13 lead after Cameron Myers toted the ball 14 yards into the end zone just 1:02 into the fourth quarter, but the visitors weren’t going to let Madison-Grant get too far out of reach.

Two plays after the kickoff, Cree Johnston hit a wide-open Braden Gibson from 68 yards away on a flea-flicker. After the extra-point was converted, Eastern trailed just 22-20 with 10:11 left in the game.

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