Valley Comeback Tops Squires

The Manchester football team built an early 14-2 lead, only to have Tippecanoe Valley come back and defeat the Squires 36-27.

After suffering a safety to trail 2-0 the Squires would grab the lead with 1:22 left in the first quarter when Bailey Ness found Keelan Norwood on a 69 yard scoring strike to lead 7-2.

With 9:58 left in the second the Squires would extend their lead when Ness connected with Kane Gable on a 20 yard pass play and led 14-2. Valley would answer the Squire TD with a score at the 4:34 mark as Manchester led 14-9 at the half.

Manchester would strike first in the third quarter when Ness would score on a keeper with 4:22 left in the third to lead 21-9. Valley would answer with a score before the end of the quarter as the Squires clung to a 21-16 lead with a quarter to go.

Valley would score just 4 seconds in to the fourth quarter to garb their first lead of the night at 22-21 and then extend the lead to 29-21 with 9:30 left. With 8:43 to go, Ness would throw his third touchdown of the game when he found Hayes Sturtsman from 67 yards out to cut the lead to 29-27. Valley would then score on an 80 yard run that was the dagger, defeating Manchester 36-27.

Passing : Ness 13/36 for 293yds, 3TD

Rushing : Shepherd 9/47yds : Sellers 5/43yds : Ness 9/16yds, 1TD : Gable 3/12yds

Rec : Norwood 5/137yds, 1TD : Sturtsman 3/90yds, 1TD : Gable 4/55yds, 1TD : Trick 1/11yds


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