Roscoe uses 4th-period comeback for its 1st win

Ron Howell
Sports Editor

ROSCOE — In a battle from the start to the finish, Roscoe was able to fight through some adversity — which came early and late — with a come-from-behind rally to beat Miles, 41-29, in its homecoming game at Plowboy Field on Friday.
Coach Jake Freeman’s squad (1-2) trailed 9-0 following a second-quarter safety before the Plowboys seized control by scoring the next 21 points to open a 21-9 lead in the third period. The double-digit lead didn’t last long, however.
In fact, Roscoe’s lead was gone after Miles scored two touchdowns in the third period for a 22-21 advantage, and then scored again in the fourth to regain the lead, 29-27.
But then Roscoe rallied as sophomore Barrett Beal regained the Plowboys’ lead with four minutes to play on a 16-yard run, then finshed off Miles (2-1) when the quarterback scored on a 29-yard run for the final TD with 1:45 remaining.
Freeman called Beal a “special player.”
“We had some bad things happen tonight,” said Freeman. “But Miles is a good football team. They came in here 2-0 and we were 0-2. We knew we’d played some good teams (Hawley and Stamford), but it’s nice to get a win at home.”
The teams traded leads in the back-and-forth contest five times.
Miles had a 304-270 edge in total yardage and was led by running back Mason Bryan with 242 yards rushing and three scores. Beal and Jose Ortega had two rushing touchdowns for Roscoe. Also, Beal passed for 184 yards with two TDs, one to Junior Martinez and the other to Brandon Lavalais. Martinez had four catches for 113 yards to lead Roscoe recei-vers, while Lavalais had three catches for 35 yards.
Roscoe intercepted four passes and had just one turnover, but Miles cashed in on it to take a third-quarter lead. Ortega led Roscoe rushers with 86 yards.