Sept. 18, 2013 —
The second half started well for the Comets as Brown would score again on a designed run from 13 yards out to put West in the driver’s seat at 30-13 in the fourth quarter. But Morgan would not go away quietly after a drive stalled for the Comets in the third quarter. Thornsburry and the Cougars would take advantage of penalties (West flagged 12 times for 100 yards) and solid field position.
Thornsberry would score from 10 yards with 4:48 remaining but missed the two-point conversion. An onside kick recovered by the Cougars allowed Thornsberry to score from three yards out after a sustained drive.
“That changed the momentum a little but we were able to make plays when we needed to,” Brown said. “We knew we weren’t going to shut them out. I was happy when we had the ball with three minutes left and still hung on with them calling timeouts (to stop the clock).”
West would run the clock out for a big victory. The Comets will go for its third straight victory Friday at Greenup County, a team that went through an 0-10 season last year and won their first game to end their losing streak on the same week West did.
“That’s two hungry teams that are going to go at it,” Brown said. “I’m sure it’s going to be a great game.”
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