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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Prescott gridders edge Ellsworth 25-22

The Prescott High School football team topped Highway 10 rival Ellsworth 25-22 Friday at Laney Field.

The win puts the Cardinals at 1-0 in the Middle Border Conference and 2-1 overall.

PHS built up a 25-7 lead in the fourth quarter and held the line when the Panthers rallied for 15 fourth quarter points. The win was only sealed with a minute to go when PHS recovered an attempted onside kick which went too far and was easily recovered by the Cards kick-return team.

Winning quarterback Luke Murphy scored a touchdown on a one-yard run and threw a key 13-yard TD pass to Jonah Luksich in the fourth quarter on a fourth down play. Nolan Schock and Payton Bartsch also had touchdowns for the home team.

Read more on this game in this week's Prescott Journal, on newsstands Wednesday.

Prescott's Aaron Lubich goes up to break-up a pass intended for Ellsworth's Ryan McGregor

Prescott quarterback Luke Murphy takes the snap protected by lineman Marcus McNurlin. PHS's Trsiten Eicher is in motion.

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