Sometimes you don't lose a game as much as you just run out of time.
That is what happened with the Nation Ford Falcons' JV football team Thursday, Oct. 9, when they traveled to Rock Hill to face the Northwestern Trojans and lost 14-6. Quarterback Thomas Condron finished the game with 176 yards on 15 for 24 passing. Jeremy "Big Red" Baker returned as center to help the offensive line give time for the pass plays.
Condron connected with seven different receivers. Wide receiver Nick Damm had six receptions for 73 yards and a touchdown and Brandon Sturgis accounted for 52 yards on four catches.
The Falcons' defense kept the Trojans' air attack contained for most of the night. Linebacker Hakeem "The Dream" Harris had two sacks and Patrick Shropshire stopped an early drive with an interception. Later in the game, with the Falcons trailing 8-6, the offense was pinned at its own 1-yard line after the Trojans punted. An interception on third down gave the Trojans great field position to set up the second touchdown.
Down 14-6, Condron led the Falcons on a desperate drive with minutes remaining. Players made key blocks and clutch catches on third and fourth downs to keep the drive alive. Nation Ford came close, but ran out of the time before it could score another touchdown and and attempt a two-point conversion that would have tied it up.