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Metcalfe Falls in Double Overtime

By T.J. Morgan, Freelance Sports Writer

Metcalfe County Football traveled to Casey County Friday night to take on the Casey County Rebels. Trailing 14-6 late in the fourth quarter, Byron Kirkland-Lundy ran a Rebel kickoff back for a touchdown. C.T. Branstetter followed up the touchdown with a successful two-point conversion to tie the game 14-14. Metcalfe’s defense stood strong, keeping the Rebels off the scoreboard in their final drive of regulation.

Metcalfe’s offense would take the ball first in overtime. Senior quarterback Mason Estes would scramble out of the pocket and shake off a Rebel defender in route to the end zone to put the Hornets ahead. The Rebels would answer with a score of their own and send the game into a second overtime.

Having the ball first in the second overtime the Rebels quarterback would evade the Hornet defense and find the pylon. Down 28-21, the Hornet offense would take the field for a do-or-die drive. Mason would find junior receiver Ben Shirley in the corner of the end zone to pull within one. On the road and with the game on the line, the Hornet offense lined up for a two-point conversion. Metcalfe would not be able to capitalize on the conversion, falling to Casey 27-28.

Metcalfe County Hornets fell to Casey County Rebels by one point last Friday night. Photo | Courtesy | MCS

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