Washington Evening Journal
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ALBURNETT — Leading 14-7 at halftime on the road in a Class A District 5 football game, Highland gave up a late score to the Pirates and lost 26-21 Friday.
There was a definite turning point in the game and it happened with a minute remaining.
“We missed a tackle (on Alburnett) and they scrambled, threw a touchdown pass to win it,” Highland coach Scott Morel said.
Alburnett tied the game at 14 in the third quarter. Highland answered with a fourth-quarter touchdown but the Pirates scored twice in the final frame.
Connor Rock completed 14 passes for Alburnett (in 27 throws for 182 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions while Highland’s Connor Grinstead attempted 14, completing three for 46 yards.
One of those three completions was to Logan Bonebrake for a touchdown. Bonebrake also scored in a rush, going 35 yards for a score. He also caught another pass for an aerial total of 41 yards. Trevor McFarland snagged the other completion.
Brenton Bonebrake had the most carries for Highland at 14 for 32 yards. Grinstead had 11 carries for 37 yards and a touchdown.
Jaden Schmid was the busy Husky on defense with 10.0 tackles, six solo and a fumble recovery. Carson Nester had 9.0 stops and 1.5 tackles for loss. Luke Miller made a fumble recovery with Yahir Jimenez and Logan Bonebrake each handling an interception.
Both teams are 2-3 with Alburnett 2-1 in district play. It was the Huskies first district loss in three games.