Outlaws lose heart-breaker in final minute

Richard Froese
South Peace News

High Prairie Outlaws came very close to their first win in the Peace River Bantam Football League.

Leading in the final minute of the game, the Outlaws fell 32-26 to the Prospectors in Peace River on Sept. 16.

Colby Cox ran in his second touchdown of the game to give the Outlaws a 26-24 lead with four minutes left in the game.

Unfortunately, we couldn’t hold them off and Peace River scored with less than a minute remaining and added a convert,” head coach Tom Duchesneau says.

Everyone played very well and it was a very exciting game, but we could not hold the lead and lost a heart-breaker.”

The Outlaws continue to grow.

Once again I am very proud of this young team as they show tremendous improvement every game,” Duchesneau says.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Outlaws trailed 12-0 at the half as Peace River scored a touchdown with two second left in the second quarter.

Dillon Calihoo and Cox scored touchdowns in the third quarter to close the Peace River lead to 18-14.

Trailing 24-14, Clarence Lindo ran a kick-off for a 75-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

After hosting the West County Bulldogs of Wembley on Sept. 23, the Outlaws host Grande Prairie Bulldogs on Sept 30 at 1 p.m. in their final home game of the season.

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