Rocky Mountain football defeats Fort Collins in the dying seconds
The Lobos trailed the Lambkins 24-17 late in the fourth quarter before a touchdown and two-point conversion in the dying seconds helped Rocky Mountain to a 25-24 victory.
FORT COLLINS, Colorado – Maybe it was the end of the year.
And it turned out to be the 9Preps game of the week.
Rocky Mountain knocked out Fort Collins at French Field on Friday night, scoring a touchdown and a two-point conversion in the dying seconds to steal a 25-24 victory. In an electric atmosphere, the Lobos have decided to give up playing for the OT and let the game be decided in regulation.
With just 15 seconds to go, Zack Fine scored to bring Rocky Mountain down to one point at 24-23. Rather than throwing the extra point and playing overtime, the Lobos put together an epic game of turns to call the ball game.
In the two-run try, wide receiver Nate Eliason took over from a backhand from QB Gage Brook, he then threw the ball to Mac Marconi in the end zone to give Rocky Mountain the victory over bitter rival. Fort Collins.
“We just heard a lot about (Fort) Collins, and they’re a great football team, really great. They sort of run the city right now, so we came in as underdogs, but we knew as a team, we got it and we showed it tonight, ”Brook told 9NEWS after the game.
Rocky Mountain (3-2) will look to build on the momentum of the monster victory against Horizon next Friday night, while Fort Collins (3-2) face Westminster the same night.
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