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Bruins left a yard short against Grant


A missed two-point try leaves Barlow on the short end of a 22-20 score Friday

by: THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Barlow running back Dillon Payne stretches out for some extra yards during Fridays 22-20 loss to Grant. He scored a touchdown in the first half. PORTLAND — Barlow found the end zone twice in the second half Friday, but needed to get there one final time if it was going to keep playing against the Grant Generals.

The Bruins went 60 yards in their final drive with Hunter Roeder reaching back over his shoulder to pull down a 4-yard touchdown pass from Alex Plusquellec with less than a minute to play.

The scoring strike brought Barlow within 22-20, but the team needed to convert the two-point conversion to send the game to overtime.

Plusquellec got his feet tangled while taking the snap, but still managed to get an off-balance throw into the air. Barlow tight end Will Allen saw the ball fluttering his direction and cut back to make the catch. But in the lunging attempt, his knee hit the turf killing the play a yard out of the end zone.

No points. No overtime.

Grant secured the victory when Michael Kerns recovered an onsides kick with a pair of Bruins in heavy pursuit of the ball.

The game marked the first on the newly installed turf field at Grant High, which was celebrating homecoming.

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Look for expanded game coverage in the Tuesday, Sept. 24, print edition.