Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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October 9, 2013

East vs. West: East-23, West -21

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Oct. 9, 2013 —

“We were lucky in the first half when they kicked three field goals where they could have likely been touchdowns,” West Carter head coach Kevin Brown said. “We just gave up too many big plays.”

West would finally get on the board late in the third quarter as Jacob Nunley scored from five yards out, capitalizing on a Raider turnover inside their own territory.

The Comets would have a big fourth-down conversion on a Hanshaw to McGlone pass to set up a goal line situation.

To the Comets’ credit, the defense held East scoreless in the second half.

“We shut them down in the second half but we just came up a little bit short,” Brown said. “We were able to make some plays. But time just ran out on us.”

Nunley did everything he could to keep West Carter in the ballgame, ripping off a big 61-yard run to the East Carter 10 a few minutes in to the fourth quarter. Travis would do the rest, scoring from 10 yards to bring West within nine at 23-14.

“We needed seniors to step up and Nunley did that and we expect that from them,” Brown said. “He made some big plays for us.”

Raiders kicker Evan Huddle had plenty of work in Grayson with three field goals of 37, 34, 27 yard kicks. Brown admitted he was the difference in the ballgame.

East would eat up 7:13 on the play clock in the fourth quarter to help ice the game. After a turnover on downs, West would get in to Raider territory and Hanshaw would lead the Comets to another score, a 27-yard pass to Tyler McGlone. After the PAT, it was a two-point game late.

West would onside kick the ball, but East would recover to run out the clock.

Moore admitted he was not happy about his team’s play in the second half.

“West gets a lot of credit because they are a little mentally tougher than us right now,” Moore said. “I don’t know what the deal is, but we better get it fixed soon. I could not be more disappointed with the way we closed this one out.”

MacKenzie Bates can be reached at mbates@journal-times.com or by telephone at 1-800-247-6142.

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