Lone Grove football comes up short at Kingston

Beau Bearden
The Daily Ardmoreite
Lone Grove's Braxton Sparks rushed for a touchdown Friday night in a loss to Kingston.

The Lone Grove High School football team experienced some bad luck in the first half, and it swung momentum in the wrong direction Friday night during a 29-17 setback to Kingston.

It appeared the Longhorns were on their way to a 10-0 lead before the Redskins intercepted a pass and returned it 92 yards for a touchdown. The pick six not only gave Kingston a 7-3 lead, but also shifted the energy.

Lone Grove’s Braxton Sparks opened the second quarter with an 11-yard rushing touchdown, but the Longhorns couldn’t find the end zone again until the fourth quarter.

And Lone Grove was in a big hole at that point, trailing 29-10 as the Redskins scored 22 unanswered points to build a comfortable cushion.

Longhorns junior Caden Gilmore rounded out the scoring on a two-yard rushing touchdown with 7:27 remaining in the game.

Up next for Lone Grove (3-2 overall, 1-1 District 3A-2) is a home game against Dickson at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8. The Comets enter the contest following a 42-8 loss to Plainview.