The Owensboro Catholic Aces had a shot to win the game Friday at Hancock County, but the Hornets snuffed out a two-point conversion to seal the narrow victory.
The Aces scored with a minute left but couldn’t punch it across the goal line one more time on the two-point conversion attempt, and the Hornets grabbed a 30-29 district victory in Lewisport.
“We’ve just got to learn to come prepared,” Catholic coach Jason Morris said. “We’re not coming out in the first quarter of games and executing gameplans. We’re turning the football over and we’re taking way too long to get going.
“A lot of that has to do with new players but that’s not an excuse. I’ve got to do a better job of making sure the kids understand the game plan enough they can go out and execute it.”
With the loss, the Aces drop to 4-2 after their 4-0 start to the season.
Morris said it’s important for the team to rally and regroup.
“We’ve just got to understand that it’s one game,” he said. “We can’t let one loss lead to several others because they’ve just got to step up and be leaders and not let it happen.
“It’s a life experience. Sometimes things don’t work out your way and sometimes you get everything set up and you think you’re getting ready to win and it doesn’t happen for you. All we can do is come together as a team, which we have been doing since day one this year. Learn from it, grow from it and hopefully when we get in this situation, we’ll be on the positive side of it next time.”
Catholic continues its road trip next week as they travel to Butler County for another district contest.