In a game played Saturday afternoon in Hillsboro, the Greenville Comets football team was edged 28 to 26 by the Hilltoppers.
The game had been scheduled for Friday night, but was postponed due to rainy weather.
After stopping Hillsboro after the opening kickoff, the Comets scored the first time they had the football to take the lead.
Hillsboro led 14 to 6 after one quarter, 21 to 14 at halftime and 28 to 20 after three quarters. A fourth quarter TD by the Comets made it a two-point game, but their two point extra point play failed.
Comets Head Coach Todd Hutchinson said he was proud that his players didn’t give up.
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On offense, the Comets totaled 75 yards rushing and 293 yards passing.
Quarterback Ryan Hutchinson completed 23 passes for those 293 yards. He threw three touchdown passes and one interception.
Christian Moss ran for 58 yards and caught seven passes for 54 yards.
For the third straight game, the Comets lost a player due to injury.
Brady Simpson caught a pass in the fourth quarter which was good for 37 yards. He was injured on the tackle, suffering a broken collarbone.
Simpson, the Comets leading receiver in the first four games of the season, caught 10 passes at Hillsboro for 166 yards.
Hillsboro finished with 239 yards rushing and 80 yards passing.
On defense, leading tacklers for the Comets were Camden Wall with 11, Seth Moore and Tanner Tomaschke with 10 each, Blake Doll with eight, and Simpson with seven.
The Comets are now 2 and 2 for the season. They host Roxana Friday night in their homecoming game.