Galesburg Silver Streaks Football @ Quincy Blue Devils

What seemed almost improbable, just about became the possible. But not quite enough for the Galesburg football team, which scored 26 unanswered points after falling behind to Quincy 32-0. But then just ran out of time and ended up falling at the Blue Devils, 32-26.

It all started because of the Silver Streaks defense. In the 3rd quarter, Jordan Payne created a fumble which the Silver Streaks turned into an offensive touchdown with a pass play from Conner Aten to Dre Egipciaco. Then the Streaks created another turnover as Dillon McBride intercepted the ball in the end zone to deny a Quincy score. Two plays later, it was Aten to Egipciaco again for 83-yards and a touchdown. Then Aaron Carl with a strip sack and a return for 42-yards to get the Streaks within two touchdowns. And then Kannon Kleine had an interception that gave the Streaks the ball back, which Conner Aten eventually ran in a 10-yard score to pull the Streaks within 6 points.

Galesburg even got the ball back one more time due to clock mismanagement by Quincy allowed the Silver Streaks one more crack at getting the win. With five seconds remaining, a pass play downfield was knocked down by Quincy. And that’s how close Galesburg came to a nearly impossible comeback.

At the end though, the Silver Streaks are now 1-3 overall and 0-2 in the Western Big 6 Conference, losing both conference games by just one touchdown.

The WGIL broadcast team awarded both Jordan Payne and Aaron Carl with the Dave’s Autobody Crunch-Time Player of the Game honor.

Next up, the Silver Streaks host Rock Island next Friday night for Homecoming.


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