By ROBERT S. MERRILL
A stellar defensive effort by Preston, against the No. 1 ranked team in the Idahosports.com 4A power rankings, fell just short Friday night as the Indians lost to Rigby 14- 13 in an overtime thriller at O.R. Cutler Field.
Preston was up 7-0 late in the fourth when the Trojans scored and tied the game, sending it into overtime. In that overtime period Rigby struck first and went up 14-7.
The Indians answered right back with a touchdown and went for a two-point conversion to win their homecoming game.
“It was just a heart-breaking loss,” said head coach Nick Hyde. “We had the play set up perfectly. It was a pass-option run for quarterback Austin Smellie.
“We had one defensive breakdown and a Rigby kid came through untouched and sacked Smellie before he could do anything.
“I stayed up most of the night looking at films of the game. I would run the same play again in a heartbeat.”
Hyde said he and the team will put this coming week’s bye to good use.
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