Galesburg Silver Streaks Football vs Geneseo Maple Leafs

For the second consecutive game, defense and turnovers really were the story in the Galesburg High School football team’s outcome, but unfortunately the outcome was not in their favor this time as it was the previous week at Centralia. Galesburg was tied with Geneseo at seven before a pass interference penalty that would have given the Streaks the ball back, on the stopping of Geneseo defensively, but a pass interference penalty gave the ball to Geneseo and from the Streaks 20-yard line ran a hook-and-ladder play and the Maple Leafs led 14-7. Silver Streaks also had a turnover prior to Geneseo’s first scoring drive, but eventually Geneseo was able to build a 21-7 lead before the Silver Streaks were able to force a Geneseo turnover, rip the fumble away, and on a 44-yard catch-and-run by Justis Gatson got the game back to 21-14. Then the Silver Streaks had a defensive stop, got the ball back with 3:12 to play, and even had a timeout remaining with a chance to put together a scoring drive but a Connor Aten interception ended that and Geneseo ran the game out the rest of the way winning it 21-14. Leafs improve to 3-0 on the season and they open their first Western Big 6 Conference season at 1-0. Galesburg drops to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in conference play. For that 44-yard catch-and-run for the touchdown that got the Streaks back into the game Justis Gatson was our Dave’s Autobody Crunch-Time Player of the Game. The freshmen lost 29-27 so a tough night overall for Silver Streaks at Van Dyke field, and they will head to Quincy next Friday night.


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