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Tyrone junior high runs out of time in close loss

The Tyrone junior high football team lost another heartbreaker to Lewistown on Thursday night at Gray-Vets Memorial Field.
Time ran out with the Little Eagles trailing 26-22 and driving for a potential winning TD.
Josh Crowell scored on a 52-yard jaunt in the first quarter for the Tyrone junior high and then added the two-point conversion on a run.
Crowell plunged in for a one-yard touchdown in the second period and again added the two-point PAT.
Mark Mingle added the final Tyrone score on a seven-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Lewistown got three TDs from Casey Zimmerman that carried the Little Panthers to 14-8, 20-16 and 26-16 leads after the first three quarters. Pat Hilton added the all-important fourth TD for Lewistown early in the final quarter to take a 26-16 lead.
Mingle put the ball in the end zone to close Tyrone’s deficit to 26-20, but time ran out before the Eagles could get anymore.
The offense after scoring just six points in their previous three games, clicked for the Eagles on the ground. Crowell had 121 yards on 18 carries and was aided by Jeremy Barlett with 10 carries for 72 yards, Mingle with 10 for 62 and Levi Reihart with six carries for 45 yards.
The defense however, failed to hold Lewistown with Tyrone dropping their second straight game when the offense was driving for a winning score, but just simply ran out of time.
“The offense really did well today,” said Tyrone junior high coach Dan Plummer. “I was pleased with the offense-they are starting to come together and play well. Our defense however, needs a lot of work.”