HAMILTON -- Alcovy's football team led for most of the game in its matchup on the road against Harris County. But the home team was able to take the win late in the final frame, beating Alcovy 35-20 on Friday.
Alcovy (0-2) led 14-6 at the end of the first half and had a 20-12 lead with eight minutes left in the game.
However, mental mistakes hurt the visiting team when Harris County returned two turnovers back for touchdowns. It first returned an interception for a touchdown before picking up a loose ball and crossing the goal line for the score.
Alcovy gave Harris County another gift of a short field when the punter dropped the snap giving Harris County the ball on the 25-yard line.
"We made mental mistakes and we need to stop making those, especially against some good teams. We saw another great defense with probably the No. 1 defensive end in the state," Alcovy head coach Kirk Hoffman said. "I thought we did things up front pretty well."
Alcovy's Devon Edwards scored two of Alcovy's touchdown with Cornell White scoring the other. Alcovy's first score came on a 6-yard by White. Following a touchdown by Harris County, Edwards increased Alcovy's margin with a kickoff return for a touchdown. Later in the contest, Edwards scored on a 5-yard run.
"We had a chance to win it," Hoffman said. "We had one touchdown called back, we had a touchdown pass dropped and we dropped two other balls. We had every opportunity to win it against a pretty good football team. I thought we played better but I'm still disappointed in mental mistakes."