Last-second score lifts Mustangs over Titans
File this one in the lost-and-found category.
What was nearly lost Friday night in Tinley Park was a game visiting Evergreen Park appeared to have firmly in hand midway through the fourth quarter. But a 21-7 lead disappeared in the span of five minutes, courtesy of two Titans touchdowns and a safety.
Found by the Mustangs in the final 1:08, however, was their footing. With their perfect record on the verge of being sullied, Evergreen athletes dug deep one last time and made another march downfield that took them all the way to Tinley’s 5-yard line.
Just enough seconds remained for Mustangs kicker Matt Schulte to then boot a 22-yard field goal and lift his team to an unexpectedly stressful 24-22 triumph in a South Suburban Conference crossover game.