Foran's comeback falls short, 24-21

The Foran High football fell behind 24-7, rallied back with a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns, but fell to Fairfield Warde, 24-21, in an SCC-FCIAC Challenge game at Tetreua-Davis Field on Friday night.

“We ran out of time, that’s what I just told my kids,” Lion coach Jeff Bevino said. “We shot ourselves in the foot too many times. I’m proud of the kids, they never quit.”

Foran quarterback Jake Kasuba orchestrated the come back in the game’s final 10 minutes.

Down by three scores, Foran went 68 yards in eight plays. Stephen Longley had a tackle-breaking 15-yard run to move the chains to the Warde 37. He caught two passes to bring the ball to the eight, where Kasuba scored on a keeper at the 5:43 mark of the final period. The PAT was no good.

Foran’s defense forced a three-and-out, and the Lions got the ball back on it’s 21-yard line with 4:26 remaining.

Kasuba found Longley sneaking out of the backfield for a 25-yard gain on the first play of the series.

Longley broke off a 20-yard run to the Warde 20 and three plays later, Kevin O’Connor bucked over from a yard out.

Kasuba ran for the two-point conversion with 1:29 on the clock, but Warde’s T.J. Gallagher recovered the onside kick.

See the next edition of the Mirror for complete game coverage.