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Football - Sat, Oct. 24, 2009

Georgetown College fell to Mid-South Conference rival Campbellsville on the road in a down-to-the-wire thriller, 21-14 on Saturday.

Georgetown College fell to Mid-South Conference rival Campbellsville on the road in a down-to-the-wire thriller, 21-14 on Saturday.

Georgetown had a chance to tie things up with three seconds to go and at the four-yard line after gaining the field position on a 37-yard catch by Rob Madon the play before.

Coach Bill Cronin called a play intended for a pass to wingback Ted Sberna, but the muddy field conditions made him unavailable and forced quarterback Mike Lewis to go to his only other option, a throw to Kaelin Ammons, who was surrounded by Campbellsville coverage.

It was the Tigers' first loss to Campbellsville since 1997 and has post season implications as the Tigers (5-3, 2-2) now drop to third place in the MSC East, while Campbellsville (5-3, 2-1), along with Cumberlands, is one game back from leader Virginia-Wise.

"We knew it would be a dog fight and it was a classic ballgame," said Cronin. "It was hard fought on both sides and we had our chance at the end but it just didn't work - it's all part of the game."

Georgetown wide receiver Kaelin Ammons strung together several big plays in the final drive, including what appeared to be dropping a pass on purpose in order to stop the clock.  He finished with four catches for 75 total yards and a touchdown.

While the dramatic end of the game is what it all came down to, Cronin said not capitalizing on good field position in the third quarter and coming from behind all day was the real reason for the loss.

"There is no guessing about it - it was a chess match all day long. No excuses, it came down to the wire and our guys fought all day long."

 
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