Greyhound Football Falls 27-21 in Overtime at Highland

Greyhound Football Falls 27-21 in Overtime at Highland

The Fort Scott Community College football team battled at Highland on Saturday afternoon but the Scotties were able to prevail in overtime 27-21.

The Greyhounds (3-5, 1-4) found themselves down 14-0 in the first quarter before cutting the deficit in half prior to halftime at 14-7 thanks to a touchdown pass from Garrett Sharpe to Ed Aldred.

Sharpe would tie the game in the third quarter thanks to the ground game on a short touchdown run to make it 14-14.

The Scotties (3-5, 2-4) had multiple scoring opportunities in the third quarter but missed two field goals including one that was set up by a blocked punt that left them inside the red-zone.

Highland would recapture the lead in the fourth quarter when quarterback Naricuss Driver provided an acrobatic touchdown run to make it 21-14. The Greyhounds wouldn't go away quietly with FSCC tying the game late in the game at 21-21 on a touchdown pass from Sharpe to Jaylan Jenkins.

Both teams had an opportunity in the closing minutes to win the game in regulation but both came up short.

Highland would win the toss and elected to play defense first but the Greyhounds would fumble on their third play and the Scotties were able to jump on the loose ball.

Driver would finish off the game with a touchdown run to cap off the short 25-yard drive.

Sharpe led the Greyhounds offense completing 20 of 42 passes for 223 yards and two touchdowns while he also led the team with 59 rushing yards and one score.

Kyle Harrison led all receivers with 65 yards with Aldred, Jenkins and Braxton Curry finishing the game with over 40 plus yards each.

Raekwon Morgan led the FSCC defense with 11 total tackles while Dominic Cizauskas added 10 total tackles and continues to add to his record as the all team leader in tackles at FSCC.

It was the second overtime game for the Greyhounds this season as they beat Iowa Central in overtime on October 7th.

FSCC will travel to Hutchinson on Saturday for a noon kick-off.