ST. PARIS – Eli Hollingsworth scored a late touchdown and added the two-point conversion run as Graham rallied to beat Indian Lake, 42-41, in CBC football Friday night.
The win gives the Falcons (6-3) a berth in the Division IV, Region 16 playoffs as eighth-seeded Graham will host No. 9 Taylor (5-5) this Friday at 7 p.m.
Indian Lake jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, but Graham scored on a Zack Vanscoy 60-yard run and a 19-yard pass from Hollingsworth to Ben Sells to tie it at 14-14 heading into the second quarter.
Jayden Sells and Ben Sells each caught a TD pass from Hollingsworth in the second quarter and the score was tied, 28-28, at the half.
After the Lakers (7-3) went up 34-28 early in the third quarter, the Falcons tied it on a 21-yard TD pass from Hollingsworth to Ben Sells.
Indian Lake took a 41-34 lead in the fourth quarter until Hollingsworth scored on an eight-yard run and added the two-point conversion run with less than two minutes remaining to make it 42-41.
The Lakers quickly responded and drove the field to set up a short field goal attempt to win the game, but Graham seniors Nolan Neves, Vanscoy and Zack Burroughs created a surge on the right side of the line and Neves was able to get his fingertips on the ball and deflect the kick.
Hollingsworth completed 19 of 24 pass attempts for 318 yards, Vanscoy had 106 yards rushing on 11 carries and Ben Sells had seven receptions for 203 yards.
For Indian Lake, Elijah Slagle rushed for 242 yards and three TDs.
In the last two weeks, Graham’s special teams have produced a kick return for a TD, three punts pinned inside the 10, two fumble recoveries by the kickoff team and a blocked field goal.
North Union 33, Urbana 0
RICHWOOD – North Union defeated Urbana, 33-0, Friday night in CBC football.
For the Hillclimbers, Will Donahoe completed 6 of 14 pass attempts for 70 yards with 2 interceptions and Rayvon Rogan rushed for 43 yards on 15 carries. In addition, Levi Stapleton had 18 total tackles.
The Hillclimbers finish the season 2-8 overall.