Amazing Game Ends in Overtime Loss For Comets Football

Photo courtesy of Walker Photography

In a football game that went back and forth Friday night, the Vandalia Vandals edged the Greenville Comets, 27 to 26, in overtime, to claim the HSHS Holy Family Hospital Pink Bowl trophy, and a share of the SCC Conference Championship.
The game came down to the final play in overtime. Vandalia scored and made the extra point kick to start overtime.
The Comets got into the end zone on a one-yard run by Seth Moore in overtime. The Comets tried for a 2 point conversation and the win, but the conversation failed.

Vandalia led 7 to 6 after one quarter, but by halftime, the Comets held a 12 to 6 margin.
Vandalia scored two TDs in the third quarter to lead 20 to 12. The Comets tied the score on a fourth-quarter touchdown and the two-point conversation.

Greenville finished with 220 rushing yards and 150 yards through the air.

Christian Moss ran for 146 yards while Moore had 87 yards on the ground. Moss scored the Comets first two touchdowns.
Quarterback Ryan Hutchinson was 13 of 28 in the passing department for 150 yards. He threw a touchdown pass to Hunter Robinson.

Hunter Matthews caught four passes for 21 yards, Mason Johnson grabbed three passes for 84 yards and Brandon Hamel caught two for 21 yards.

Vandalia had 135 yards on the ground and 136 yards passing.

The Comets finished the regular season with a record of 5 and 4. It is believed they will make the playoffs, which will be announced by the IHSA tonight. The Comets also appear to be near the bubble for 4A or 3A in the playoffs.

Vandalia is 8 and 1 for the season and finished in a three-way tie for first place in the South Central Conference with Pana and Carlinville.

WGEL Radio’s Jeff Leidel spoke with Coach Hutchinson after the game on Friday night.

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