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Ell-Saline Rallies Past Washington County

Mike Hammett - October 26, 2013 6:21 am

On senior night for Ell-Saline, the Cardinals rallied for a 28-21 win over the Washington County Tigers.

WashingtonCounty built a 21-6 lead early in the third quarter. Ell-Saline scored the game’s final 22 points to take the win.

Ell-Saline started the momentum in the right direction when Cody Walters scored on a three-yard touchdown run to pull Ell-Saline within nine with 4:58 left in the third quarter.

Justin Schmutz scored on a one-yard touchdown plunge to pull within a point at 21-20 early in the fourth quarter.

The Cardinal defense continued to hold WashingtonCounty, giving the offense another chance late in the fourth quarter. The offense came through as Schmutz scored the game-winning touchdown from 10-yards out. The Cardinals tacked on the two-point conversion to take the 28-21 lead with 1:44 left and held on for the win.

The Cardinals are 4-4 on the season and 2-2 in district play. They wrap up the season on Thursday night at Bennington.