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By Grace Pohl
Staff Intern 

Blackhawks lose last-second heartbreaker

Clarkston wins 24-21 on field goal with .9 seconds to play


October 12, 2017

Grace Pohl

The Cheney Blackhawks defense was able to run this Clarkston Bantam out of bounds and led 21-14 going into the fourth quarter. Cheney surrendered a late touchdown tying the game and then turned the ball over on a tipped-ball interception that led to a game-wining field goal with just .9 seconds to play.

It was a heartbreaking Homecoming game for the Cheney Blackhawks when the visiting Clarkston Bantams kicked a field goal to with .9 seconds left to win 24-21.

"After a good week of practice, we executed well," head coach Bobby Byrd said. "We as a group just need to come together and work harder. With all the circumstances, we just haven't been able to gel and this game showed us the potential of what could happen as a team."

With the loss, the Blackhawks fall to 0-6 overall and 0-2 in the GreatNorthern League. Clarkston improves to 4-2 with a 1-1 GNL record.

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