October 31, 2018 6:01 pm

Miracle comeback as Frontenac Falcons rally to beat Regiopolis Panthers 15-14

The Frontenac football Falcons rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Regi in a Kingston High School playoff game

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The Frontenac Falcons pulled victory from the jaws of defeat on Wednesday at Caraco Field in Kingston-area high school senior football.

The Falcons scored two touchdowns in the final four minutes, rallying to beat the Regiopolis Panthers 15-14 in the sudden death quarter-final playoff game. The winning score came with 45 seconds left to play, when Falcons quarterback Spencer Reilly tossed a 45-yard pass to wide receiver Cole O’Connell, who scampered into the end zone to seal the comeback victory.

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“I usually don’t get the ball on that play,” said O’Connell.

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“I was just running downfield and turned around to see Spencer, who was scrambling on the play,” he said. “He just chucked it and I was wide open and was able to catch it. It caught me by surprise, but I was able to scamper into the end zone for the winning touchdown.”

“I’m so glad I caught that pass. It was a big win for the boys.”

It certainly was a big win for the Falcons. They now advance to the league semi-finals against the first place LaSalle Black Knights, who finished the regular season with a record of 6-0. They will play on Monday, Nov 5. at Caraco Field. Game time is 12 p.m.

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The other semi-final pits the Sydenham Golden Eagles against the Holy Cross Crusaders. That game will be played on Monday, as well, starting 3 p.m. at Caraco Field.

The two winners will meet for the KASSAA championship on Saturday, Nov. 10 at George Richardson Memorial Stadium, the home of the Queen’s University Gaels.

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