Greenville Comets stage a football comeback for the ages

News-DemocratNovember 17, 2013 

Facing a 21-point deficit with just over two minutes remaining wasn't a big enough hole to bury the Greenville Comets.

In an amazing comeback, the Comets came back to edge Mount Carmel 71-70 Saturday in a wild Class 3A quarterfinal played at Mount Carmel.

The Comets were trailing 70-49 with 4 minutes, 23 seconds remaining following a 24-yard touchdown run by Mount Carmel's Shawn Flickinger, then scored three touchdowns in the final 2 minutes, 13 seconds.

Running back Eric Turok began the last-ditch comeback with a 4-yard TD run with 2:13 left. Austin Lawrence threw a 48-yard TD pass to Daulton Young 10 seconds later and Jacob Hall's extra-point kick cut Mt. Carmel's lead to 70-63.

Turok scored on a 1-yard run with 20 seconds remaining and Greenville quarterback Tyler Hutchinson hit Lawrence with the two-point conversion pass to seal the win.

Greenville junior quarterback Tyler Hutchinson completed 43-of-87 passes for an incredible 648 yards and six touchdowns.

Greenville (12-0) had 873 yards of offense while Mt. Carmel (10-2) had 756 yards, including 510 yards passing.

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