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High School Football: Wild last minute means heartbreak for Crosby-Ironton

The Crosby-Ironton Rangers traveled to Chisholm to face the Bluestreaks Friday, Sept. 30.

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CHISHOLM — After staging a comeback to tie the game with 13 seconds left, Crosby-Ironton lost 26-20 in heartbreaking fashion when Chisholm completed an 80-yard touchdown pass in the final play Friday, Sept. 30.

Dylan Klancher got the Rangers on the board in the first quarter with a 5-yard run and an 8-0 lead after the two-point conversion, but the Bluestreaks scored 20 straight points to lead 20-8.

A 7-yard run by Gabe Ridlon in the third quarter made it 20-14, setting the stage for the wild last minute of the game.

A 27-yard scoring pass from Kolbe Severson to Jacob Millsop came with 13 seconds left to tie the game at 20. Chisholm responded with an 80-yard touchdown pass for victory.

Ridlon led the Ranger ground game with 34 carries for 136 yards. Millsop had just the one catch but it was a big one for 27 yards to tie the game.

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Crosby-Ironton 8 0 6 6 - 20

Chisholm 8 12 0 6 - 26

First quarter

CI - Dylan Klancher 5 run (Gabe Ridlon run) 6:11

CHI - July Abernathy 17 pass from Dom Olson (Ell Pessenda pass from Olson) 3:51

Second quarter

CHI - Shane Zancauske 12 run (conversion failed) 2:02

CHI - Zancauske 8 pass from Olson (conversion failed) :02

Third quarter

CI-Ridlon 7 run (conversion failed) 3:30

Fourth quarter

CI - Jacob Milson 27 pass from Colbe Serverson (Evan Rydberg run) :13

CHI - Lawrence Oberg 80 pass from Olson (conversion failed) :00

Team statistics

Rushes-yards: CI 219, C 99

Pass yds: CI 53, C 140

Total offense: CI 272, C 239

Individual leaders

Rushing: CI-Gabe Ridlon 34-136, Evan Rydberg 4-35, Kolbe Severson 13-28, Dylan Klancher 5-20

Passing:CI-Kolbe Severson 4-5-0-53

Receiving: CI-Jacob Millsop 1-27, Brayden Holmvig 2-22, Emmet Deseth 1-4

Overall: CI 1-4. Next: Crosby-Ironton hosts Hinckley-Finlayson 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7.

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