(Atlantic) The price of a ticket at the Atlantic/ADM football game Friday night was well worth it! The game, filled with a number of ebbs and flows, ended on a missed field goal with the (4-2) Trojans pulling off a 28-27 upset win over (5-1) ADM.
The Tigers scored 21 unanswered points in the second half and led 27-20. ADM, driving fumbled the ball on the Trojan 48-yard line with 4:57 seconds to play. On the first play that followed the turnover, Senior Quarterback Harrison Hoegh hit Sam Markham on a 34-yard pass to the Tiger 13. Two plays later Jacob Dvorak scored from the Tiger 6 to bring Atlantic within one point, 27-26. The Trojan Coaching staff gambled with a two-point conversion and it paid off. Hoegh hit Markham on a slant in the end zone to give the Trojans a 28-27 lead.
ADM drove into Trojan Territory but the drive stalled and a fourth down with :15 seconds left to play the Tigers attempted a 43-yard field goal but it went wide left and Atlantic ran the clock for the win.
Harrison Hoegh finished the night 20-29 yards passing for 340-yards and three touchdowns. Jordan Grove, ADM’s workhorse carried the ball just over 40-times for 315-yards.
The Trojans led 14-6 at the end of the first half on two-touchdown passes from Harrison Hoegh to Sam Markham for 8 and 54-yards. The Tiger score came on the legs of Grove from 20-yards out. Atlantic extended the lead to 20-6 early third quarter on a 56-yard pass play from Hoegh to Dalton Franken.
But ADM responded with 21-unanswered points to lead 27-20. Jordan Grove scored on a three yard run. Tiger Quarterback Kyle Herrick fired a 70-yard bomb to Tate Jensen, and Herrick punched one in from one yard out. But the turnover gave the Trojans new life and they took advantage of it and pulled off the upset 28-27.
Atlantic now (4-2, 1-2), heads to Perry next Friday night. ADM (5-1, 2-1) will play Lewis Central.
Click here to listen to the post game interview with Atlantic Head Coach Nick Ross
September 29, 2012