BAILEY -- The Lyons football squad traveled to Platte Canyon Saturday with aspirations of knocking off the No. 4 ranked team in Class 1A but was unable to pull off the win, falling 36-22 on the road.
The Lions kept the game close throughout and were even looking at a tie ballgame as the third quarter was coming to a close. But with 30 seconds remaining in the period quarterback Logan Watson's hurried pass from the Lions end zone fell into the arms of a Huskie defender for a TD, giving the home side a lead they wouldn't relinquish.
Watson led the Lyons attack all day, rushing for 85 yards and two touchdowns and throwing for another score.
LHS now sits at 4-3 on the year with two games remaining to determine their postseason fate.
Platte Canyon 36, Lyons 22
At Platte Canyon H.S.
Lyons (4-3, 3-2) 7 7 8 0 — 22
Platte Canyon (7-0, 5-0) 8 14 8 6 — 36
FRONT RANGE CHRISTIAN 47, NEDERLAND 0
At Front Range Christian H.S.
LITTLETON — Nederland lost on the road to drop to 0-7 on the season.