WHHS falls to Colonels in OT

By STEPHEN M. VEST Special to The State Journal Published:

In one 60-second span Friday night, Western Hills' football team lived out the mantra of the television classic Wide World of Sports - tasting the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, er, wait, victory, no, defeat.

The defeat was a heartbreaking 38-30 overtime loss to Bourbon County at WHHS.

Western Hills' John Keene, who finished the night with 220 yards, sprinted 56 yards for his third touchdown of the night with six minutes left in regulation to pull the Wolverines within three points of the visiting Colonels.

On Bourbon County's ensuing drive, WHHS' Hunter Stockton sacked Bourbon County's Brett Workman, forcing third-down and 15 at the WHHS 15. John Kendall and Steven Kull stopped Workman on the next play, forcing BCHS to punt.

Four plays later, the Wolverines were facing fourth-and-four at the 37 when sophomore Charles Keene found Kull open down the left sideline, giving WHHS first-and-10 on the 16. The Wolverines moved the ball well until a fumble at the 1-yard line appeared to give the game and the momentum back to Bourbon County.

Western Hills' defense, however, held and got the ball back on downs with 7.7 seconds remaining, setting up a 29-yard field goal by Tyler Toncray, which sent the game into overtime.

In the overtime, Workman ducked through the line on fourth-and-one and again for the two-point conversion for the Colonels' final eight points.

On first down for Western Hills, John Keene made a 1-yard gain. Charles Keene was then sacked twice before, on fourth-down-and-12, he connected with Farzad Beykzadeh at the 6-yard line.

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