The Craig County football team had a chance to pick up a win on Homecoming Night last Friday, but let it get away. Twin Valley scored a late touchdown to take a 20-12 win over Craig.
“Big plays hurt us again,” said Craig coach Mark Harrison. “We still have that cloud hanging over us. We had a chance to win that game.”
Craig played without Dakota Henderson, the usual starting quarterback. He sat out with a twisted ankle and Dalton McPherson took over behind center and did a solid job. Dalton hit Ben Deplazes for a 40 yard TD in the second quarter as Craig took a 6-0 lead, which they held at the half.
Twin Valley went ahead in the second half, 12-6, but the Rockets tied the game on a short run by McPherson, failing on a conversion attempt that would have given them the lead. Twin Valley then scored with less than two minutes to go to get out of the county with a hard-fought win.
McPhereson finished with 57 yards rushing on 15 attempts. Kyle Sloss had 87 yards on 11 carries, Jacob Bradford had 22 on five tries and Deplazes had 15 yards rushing on four attempts.
On defense Camron Fisher had an interception. Bradford and Deplazes led in tackles with 10 each, Sloss had eight and Matt Huffman had seven.
The loss dropped Craig to 0-5 and the Rockets have now lost 22 straight games. However, they’ve already scored more points(56) in the five games then they have in the whole season is recent years.
The Rockets have a bye this week before returning to action on October 6 with a home game against Parry McCluer.