Trojans lose in overtime to Kingman

Suspended by weather threats Friday, the Hillsboro - Kingman game picked up again Saturday afternoon, and the drive home might have seemed mighty long to the Trojans, who came up just short in an overtime thriller, losing 31-30.

The teams were tied at 17 with 7:58 left in the fourth quarter after Carson Herbel scored on a 23-yard pass and the Trojans made a 2-point conversion.

Just over two minutes later, the Trojans were in the end zone again, this time on a 57-yard pass from Kaden Kleiner to Herbel. Jeffrey Jorgensen’s conversion kick put the Trojans ahead 24-17.

Kingman responded with a 10-play, 60-yard drive to knot the score at 24.

Jorgensen got a reprieve from a Kingman penalty after missing a field goal attempt with 2 seconds left in regulation, and split the uprights with his second kick.

However, officials ruled Kingman had called timeout prior to the snap, nullifying the score. Jorgensen’s third try fell short, sending the game to overtime.

The Trojans scored first on a pass from Kleiner to Braden Vogt, but the extra point kick was blocked.

Kingman responded with a 4-yard touchdown on its possession, and a successful kick gave them a 31-30 win.

Central kansas league football

(games through Sept. 9)

school W L

Hoisington 1 0

Nickerson 2 0

Pratt 2 0

Halstead 2 0

Hillsboro 1 1

Smoky Valley 1 1

Hesston 0 1

Larned 0 2

Lyons 0 2

Friday results

Kingman 31, Hillsboro 30; Nickerson 39, Lyons 0; Hoisington 31, Collegiate 22; Smoky Valley 19, Larned 12; Pratt 49, Haven 13; Halstead 26, Hesston 24.

Last modified Sept. 14, 2016

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