Bearcat late rally falls short

North Butler’s Beau Thompson, bottom, drags down Dylan Marker of Central Springs in the first half as Pacen Hendricks (14) closes in. (Kristi Nixon photo)

GREENE – Trailing 28-7 after Central Springs converted on an onside kick with a six-play drive for a score to start the second half, North Butler didn’t hang its head and give up.

On the contrary, the Bearcats went to work and gave the Panthers a fight in an eventual 28-21 loss on Friday, Aug. 31.

“The boys did well the second half,” North Butler coach Travis Miller said. “They did a nice job in the second half, we won the second half, so that was a challenge in the shed: win the second half. I wish they would have won a little more in the second half, but they did well.

“Our attitudes were different in the second half, they worked hard, tried harder..."

The full story appears in both editions of the Butler County Tribune-Journal and Clarksville Star.