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Football surrenders fourth quarter comeback

Football surrenders fourth quarter comeback

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GREENVILLE, Ill. -- The football team held a 17 point advantage at halftime but was unable to hold on for a Homecoming win as MacMurray scored two touchdowns over the last 150 seconds for a 27-24 win.

The Panthers entered halftime leading 17-0 as Jacob Battaglia and Samuel Northey ran for touchdowns in the first half, and Bradley Stubbs made a field goal.

MacMurray posted four touchdowns over the second half.  Corey Moore helped Greenville reach a 24-12 lead that they held until the last two and a half minutes when he ran the ball for a 12 yard touchdown at the end of the third quarter.

MacMurray closed the lead to five with a touchdown and extra point with 2:25 remaining.  The Highlanders got the onside kick and marched 53 yards for the game winning touchdown with 19 seconds remaining.

Greenville advanced the ball to the MacMurray 45 when they ran out of time.

Hamid Camara ran the ball 15 times for 92 yards in the loss.

Jacob Battaglia completed 11-of-20 passes for 140 yards and one interception.

Ralph Regalado led the defensive efforts with 12 1/2 tackles.

Nicholas Morrow added three tackles for a loss, and John Stanley had a fumble recovery and interception.

The Panthers (2-5, 2-4 UMAC) travel to Martin Luther next week before closing the season with games against St. Scholastica and Northwestern in Greenville. 

This story was published on October 17, 2015

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