Osawatomie running back Kaiden Gravatt lowers his head and runs to daylight for a two-point conversion against Burlington. He also caught a two-point conversion in the contest. 

CARBONDALE — For the second week in a row, the Osawatomie Trojan football team lost in the final minutes.

Osawatomie took an 8-7 lead into the fourth quarter on the road against Santa Fe Trail on Friday, Sept. 24.

The Trojans even added to the lead with a fourth-quarter score, increasing its lead to 14-7.

Santa Fe Trail answered with a late score and added the two-point conversion to pull out a one-point victory, 15-14.

Osawatomie fell to Burlington on a score in the final minute at home last week, Friday, Sept. 17, by six points, 28-22.

It has been a tough stretch for Osawatomie. The Trojans, 0-4, have lost two games in two weeks by a total of seven points.

Osawatomie was down 7-0 in the first quarter against Santa Fe Trail.

Jake Whitaker scored on a quarterback sneak to cap a second-quarter drive. He threw a pass to Wesley Tigner for the two-point conversion, putting Osawatomie on top 8-7.

It would remain a one-point game until the fourth quarter.

Whitawker threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Tigner to extend the Osawatomie Trojans lead to 14-7 with 4:36 left in regulation.

Santa Fe Trail put a touchdown drive together and made the two-point conversion to take a 15-14 lead. Santa Fe Trail held on to win it by one point.

Osawatomie is at Lynn Dickey Field on Friday, Oct. 1, for homecoming against Topeka-Hayden. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Sports Editor Gene Morris can be reached at (913) 294-2311 or gene.morris@miconews.com.

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