Greenville overcomes 21-point deficit in final minutes to stun Mt. Carmel

Greenville overcomes 21-point deficit in final minutes to stun Mt. Carmel

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Greenville overcomes 21-point deficit in final minutes to stun Mt. Carmel

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With Mt. Carmel (Ill.) holding a 70-49 lead over visiting Greenville (Ill.) with four minutes and 23 seconds to play in their Class 3A quarterfinal on Saturday, the outcome of what had been a wild game seemed all but decided. It wasn't.

"We thought 'We get the ball, let's score and see what happens,'" Greenville coach Todd Hutchinson told the Belleville News-Democrat after his team scored 22 points in 2:13 to win 71-70. "I said to make sure we have a 2-point play ready. We got through our drive, we scored and it got crazy from there."

Crazy is one way to describe one of the more remarkable comebacks in high school football history. So how did the Comets do it? Here's a quick summary:

Greenville scores on a 4-yard run by Eric Turok with 2:13 to play. The extra point is good, cutting the Mt. Carmel lead to 70-56.

Greenville recovers an onside kick.

Greenville scores on a 48-yard double-pass from quarterback Tyler Hutchinson to Austin Lawrence to Daulton Young. The extra point is good, cutting the Mt. Carmel lead to 70-63.

Greenville recovers an onside kick.

Greenville scores on a 1-yard run by Eric Turok with 20 seconds remaining. The touchdown caps an 11-play drive and cuts the Mt. Carmel lead to 70-69. Greenville elects to go for two, and Hutchinson completes a pass to Lawrence for the game-winning conversion.

"To score three times in 2 minutes and 13 seconds was pretty amazing," Todd Hutchinson said. "Everything that happened kind of just fell into place and enabled us to find a way at the end to get a win."

After the game, Young poked fun at the people who assumed Greenville's championship dreams were dead. Guilty.

Thanks to Prep Rally for bringing this story to our attention.

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