The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

October 12, 2013

Pirates fall just short vs. Kenston

Star Beacon

PERRY TOWNSHIP — Hard luck befell the Perry offense in a 19-15 loss to Kenston on Friday night at Alumni Stadium.

The Pirates (4-3, 2-2 in Chagrin Valley Conference Chagrin Division) took over at their own 8 following an interception late in the fourth quarter trailing by four. Fifteen plays later, they were on the brink of going in for the win, but fumbled away their chances.

Facing fourth and 15 from his own 27, Perry quarterback Ryan Kahoun hit Zak Hurd for a 22-yard completion to keep the drive alive. Later, on fourth and 1 from the Kenston 27, Kahoun scrambled down to the 3, was hit and lost his handle on the ball. Kenston (5-2, 3-1) recovered in the end zone and took over on its own 20 with just 37 seconds to play.

The Pirates missed an opportunity earlier in the contest when it fumbled into the end zone on its second possession. The Bombers recovered that one, as well.

Perry led, 15-13, at the half following a flurry in the final minute of the second quarter.

Kyle Kremiller booted a 24-yard field goal with eight seconds left. His squib kick hit a Kenston player and was recovered by the Pirates, who used a hook-and-lateral to Brock Hurd to score with no time on the clock.

Kremiller carried 25 times for 122 yards, Kahoun carried 21 times for 68 yards and Zak Hurd had 49 yards on 132 carries. Kahoun was also 10 of 19 passing for 126 yards.