Elkton and Gilchrist saw 10 lead changes in their hard-fought game that saw the Elks come out on top 41-38 on Saturday.
Elkton was down 31-28 at the half, but the offense in the second half proved to be too much for Gilchrist as the Elks earned the come from behind win.
“It was a great game. I mean they (Gilchrist) didn’t play like a 1-4 team,” said Elkton Coach Jeremy Lockhart. “They played just as good as us or better than us at times. That’s for sure they came out firing right away and it was a back-and-forth game.”
Next week Elkton gets to continue their season in a modified version of 6-man football playoffs as they host Jewell next Friday Oct. 22 at 3 p.m.
Stat leaders for Elkton
Nathan Rausch 17 carries, 112 yards, 2 TDs
Christian Halstead 1 carry, 3 yards, 1 TD
Nathan Rausch 3 receptions, 90 yards, 3 TDs
Christian Halstead 8 receptions, 226 yards
Nathan Rausch FR
Christian Halstead INT
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