Crawford v Hemingford

Hemingford handed Crawford its first loss of the season Friday. 

Record photo by Taylor Rempp

Crawford’s Blaine Flack threw for four touchdowns and ran for another, including three straight scoring drives during a 22-0 stretch in the third quarter, but the Rams couldn’t overcome a 36-6 deficit and fell 44-34 to Hemingford on Friday.

The win is the eighth consecutive for the Bobcats in the series.

Hemingford scored the first two touchdowns of the night, the first on a Miles Davis run, the second on a Miles Davis to Connor Swanson pass to go on top 16-0, but Crawford answered with a 41-yard touchdown pass from Flack to Austin Kennedy to pull within 16-6 at the end of the first quarter.

The Bobcats dominated the second quarter using touchdown runs of 23-yards and 72-yards to extend their lead to 28-6 at the break.

Hemingford had punched the first touchdown of the 2nd half in on a 40-yard Brian Turek run, but Crawford responded with three consecutive touchdown drives around a pair of Hemingford fumbles to get back within 8-points at 36-28.

Another Miles Davis touchdown run midway through the 4th extended the lead back to 16-points, before Flack found Andy Wendland in the back of the end-zone for Crawford’s final touchdown.

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The Bobcats would run out the remainder of the clock to take the win.

Crawford falls to 1-1 on the season and will look to bounce back Friday at home when they host Morrill.

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