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Owls upset Comets 6-0

Published 10:58am Monday, October 14, 2013

All it takes is six points.

It’s been four years since the Hancock Owls have walked off a football with a victory. Three full seasons and 35 games (not counting a 2011 forfeit victory after the E.C.H.O Charter football team folded midseason) all cured by six points covered in mud and rain.

With just 30 seconds left in the game Friday night and backed down to its own two yard line, the Hancock defense prevailed and preserved a shutout to take a 6-0 victory on the road from the Hillcrest Lutheran Academy Comets.

The first and only touchdown of the game came with 6:46 left in the first quarter, when Owl quarterback Taylor Holleman crossed the goal line from two yards out. What followed was a three-quarter stalemate that saw both teams unable to finish drives as they moved the ball up and down the field.

Holleman finished the game with 101 yards on the ground and 28 through the air.

Quarterback Jacob Isaac led the offense  for the Comets with 101 passing yards. Nathan Christenson ran for 97 yards.

The Comets fall to 1-6 with the loss. Hillcrest travels to Wheaton/Herman-Norcross for a 3:30 p.m. game Wednesday against the Warriors.

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