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Football falls to Northwestern

Football falls to Northwestern

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GREENVILLE, Ill. -- The football team's fourth quarter comeback effort came up two points short as the Panthers lost 21-19 to Northwestern (MN) on Saturday.  The Panthers scored 19 points over the final one and a half quarters to give themselves an opportunity to win the game.

Northwestern jumped ahead with a touchdown in the first quarter and two touchdowns in the second quarter to take a 21-0 lead into halftime.

The Panthers got on the scoreboard with 8:16 remaining in the third quarter when Hamid Camara had a five yard touchdown run.

Chase Stamatis caught a 28 yard touchdown pass from Jacob Battaglia with 11:37 remaining in the game, and the Panthers posted their final touchdown with 1:48 left in the game when Samuel Northey had a 16 yard touchdown reception from Battaglia.

The Panthers dominated the offensive side of the ledger as they had 12 more first downs than Northwestern and outgained the Eagles by a 441-297 margin.  Greenville's defense created three turnovers.

Camara posted 96 rushing yards on 25 carries.

Battaglia was 18-of-31 for 251 yards passing.  Stamatis led the group of receivers with 85 yards.

Robert Deering was the leading tackler with nine and a half in the game.

Joey Silva and Lincoln Johnson had quarterback sacks, and Cory Snyder picked off the Northwestern quarterback for an interception.

The Panthers (3-6, 3-5 UMAC) conclude their season next Saturday when conference champion St. Scholastica visits Greenville for a Noon contest.  Senior day festivities will begin at 11:40 a.m.

This story was published on October 31, 2015

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