Centre comes up short at Maryville

October 17, 2004

MARYVILLE, Tenn. - A second straight second-half comeback by Centre fell short Saturday as the Colonels missed two two-point conversions in the final 4:01 and lost 35-33 to Maryville (Tenn.).

Centre (3-4) pulled within 35-27 on Brian Behrendt's 2-yard touchdown pass to Adam Clark with 4:01 left but failed to convert.

Behrendt, who was 33-for-52 for 445 yards and four touchdowns, completed a 15-yard scoring pass to Clark with 42 seconds left, but his pass on the conversion attempt failed again.

The Colonels had stopped Maryville (3-3) to get the ball back with 1:39 left at their own 24, then converted on fourth-and-10 with a 46-yard pass from Behrendt to Clark, who had 11 catches for 196 yards.


"It was a great game to watch, from what people tell me," Centre coach Andy Frye said. "It was a shootout. We played hard the entire game. Now we've got to pick up the pieces and keep going. Our kids have got a great attitude; we've got to try to build on it."

Centre fell behind 13-0 early in the second quarter before starting its comeback. The Colonels trailed Millsaps 20-0 at halftime last week.

Maryville had 308 rushing yards, including 135 by Rashid Moore.

"They did a great job of rushing the football," Frye said.

Nick Warren had 43 yards rushing for the Colonels before he was injured early in the second half. The Colonels netted only 29 yards on the ground.

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