Tiger rally knocks Cyclones from playoff race

Ahead 19-0 at halftime, HCHS plagued by Carroll big plays, costly late turnovers in 35-32 defeat

 HARLAN -- As regular season losses go, this one was a gut wrencher for the Harlan Community football team.
 Leading sixth-ranked (3-A) Carroll 19-0 at halftime, the Cyclones allowed 35 second-half points, turned the ball over three times in their last four possessions and had their playoff hopes dashed with Friday night’s 35-32 Homecoming loss to the Tigers.
 Carroll was often its own worst enemy during a first half that included three fumbles lost, two potential touchdown passes dropped and six costly penalties, but the Tigers regrouped to score on five consecutive second-half drives and came up with three fourth-quarter takeaways to remain unbeaten (6-0) and tied with Creston/O-M for the District 7 lead.
 With :29.3 left in the game, Carroll cornerback Dylan Millermon sealed the outcome by jumping a short pass route and intercepting Deren Schmitz’s pass at the Tiger 35-yard line.
 Carroll defeated HCHS for the fifth time in the last eight meetings and has now won five of its last six games at Merrill Field.



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