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September 14, 2013

Rox rally late to defeat Ramblers

ROCKVILLE, Ind. — Rockville converted a two-point conversion in the final two minutes of their game with Attica to come away with a 30-28 victory. The Rox scored 16 unanswered points in the fourth quarter.

The game started as a punting contest between the two teams as neither could get their offenses untracked. Actually, it was the defense for the red Ramblers that put them on the board first.

With 1:23 left in the first quarter, Carson Davis picked off a pass and ran it back 45 yards for a touchdown. He then kicked the extra point to put Attica up 7-0.

Rockville immediately countered with a 13-play drive to pull within one at 7-6 when their two-point try failed.

Attica extended their lead to 14-6 late in the half when Brady Sheridan scored from two yards out and Davis ran for two points.

Three plays later, Davis tried to tackle Rockville quarterback Kiontre Wilkey and collided with a blocker. The collision knocked Davis out momentarily and according to Attica head coach Ryan Good, the junior came to but complained of a sore neck.

He was taken away by ambulance after about a ten-minute delay and Good reported after the game that all CAT scans were negative but that Davis had a concussion of unknown severity.

The game then resumed and the Rox went on to tie the game just before intermission with a two-yard run by Wilkey and his two-point conversion.

Rockville received to open the third quarter, could not get a first down and punted. The Ramblers blocked the punt with Good saying he thought it was Lance Whorrall who did it.

Tyler Jordan picked up the loose ball and ran it in for a touchdown, the second defensive score on the night for the Ramblers.

That made it 22-14 after Sheridan converted the two-point try with 9:34 left in quarter number three.

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