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Conqs Survive Hounds

Sep 24, 2013
The 17th ranked Conq football team was sorely tested by the Fort Scott Greyhounds on Saturday.  Both teams had a relatively quiet first quarter, but the Hounds came out pumped for the second quarter and scored the first points of the game.  Devonte Robinson answered with a 63 yard run, however, the PAT failed and the Conqs were a point down, 7-6.  The Hounds then went on a 22-6 run that was ended with a Keymonne Gabriel touchdown, making the score 22-12.  The 2-point PAT failed and the Hounds scored again to make it 29-12.  Tyreis Thomas ended the half with a 39-yard run - this time the PAT was made.  The Conqs were down 29-19 at the half.  The third quarter started with the Conqs defense making the first strike when Adrian Burton intercepted Fort Scott quarterback Jason Stewart for a pick-6.  The PAT struggles continued however, leaving the Conqs down 29-25.  Thomas made the second strike with a short TD run, giving the Conqs the first lead of the game 31-29 at 8:48 in the third quarter.  Fort Scott answered at the end of the third quarter going up 36-31.  With the fourth quarter came Thomas once again with 6:49 remaining in the game.  The 2-point PAT failed, leaving the Conqs with a 37-36 lead.  The Conq defense dug in and kept the Hounds out of the end zone to give the Conqs the victory.  Thomas ended the day with 166 yards and 3 touchdowns.  Robinson had 86 yards in rushing, 84 yards in receiving and 1 touchdown.  Conq quarterback Deondre Ford was 19-35 with 213 yards and 3 interceptions.  The Conqs (3-1, 4-1) travel to Independence on Saturday.