One of the goals for Frankfort High's football team this season is to host a first-round playoff game, and winning Friday's game against Carroll County would go a long way towards reaching that goal.
But with 1:50 left in the game it was Carroll that led 22-20 and Frankfort that needed to go 78 yards for a touchdown.
Which is just what FHS did, pulling out a 28-22 victory at Sower Football Field and improving to 7-1 overall and 3-0 in the district.
"We played hard and we played well," FHS coach Craig Foley said. "Some breaks went our way. It was a good hard-fought game between two good teams."
It didn't start out that way. Carroll's Chaz Anderson went 67 yards for a touchdown about two minutes into the game, giving the visiting Panthers a 7-0 lead. Anderson added a touchdown and two-point conversion early in the second quarter, and a three-yard touchdown run by Frankfort's Emmanuel Fields made the score 15-6 at halftime.
"That's the way we started off last week," said FHS senior Andrew "Scrappy" Carter. "Owen County scored first and we were down 7-6. I never worry about this team because I know the potential we have to make a play in an instant. I got a little nervous when it got to be 22-6, but I never lost hope."
Carroll made it 22-6 with 7:53 left in the third quarter on a five-yard run by Kyle Dermon, and CCHS kept that lead going into the final period.
That's when the home-standing Panthers got going.
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