Liverpool football stunned by F-M comeback

Warriors give up 42 points to Hornets in second half

— Wittig found Paddy Quinlan from 36 yards out to make it 30-28. A minute later, Scott sprinted 50 yards to score for the third time on the night, breaking several tackles along the way, which extended the Liverpool lead back to 37-28.

Again, F-M rushed down the field, Wittig guiding his team to the Warriors' 17 before finding Wilson for his fourth TD of the half, and it was 37-35, with still lots of time remaining.

It was here that the Hornets' defense, pushed around for most of the night, stood up, making a big stop that gave F-M the ball back. With the Warriors expecting more passes, the Hornets instead pounded away, reaching the Liverpool 20, from where Pulver burst up the middle and found the end zone for the go-ahead TD and Wittig followed with a two-point pass to Wilson, making it 43-37.

Behind for the first time all night, the Warriors tried to answer, but got stopped on downs with 2:28 to play. Then the Hornets sealed its comeback when Pulver went eight yards for one final touchdown.

After all this, Liverpool (2-2 overall) has to somehow regroup and focus on next Friday’s game at Utica Proctor, who lost to both of its last two opponents in one-point overtime decisions, to Rome Free Academy (48-47) and Auburn (22-21). Game time is 6:30.

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