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Cardinals comeback in the fourth quarter
Lincoln converts a fourth down play to score the winning points
The Lincoln Cardinals came up with all the clutch plays in the fourth quarter Friday night to score a 20-17 comeback win at Gresham.
The Gophers held a 17-12 lead with less than 10 minutes to play before Lincoln put together its winning drive. The Cardinals converted a key 3rd-and-9 when quarterback Nate Ostmo hit Jaray Kindell at the first down marker. Kindell spun away from a tackler and picked up another 15 yards to move the ball across midfield.
The Cardinals would convert a pair of short fourth downs later in the drive, moving into the lead when running back D.J. Pope found a hole in the back of the end zone and caught an 18-yard pass from Ostmo on 4th-and-1.
Tao Oulman caught the two-point conversion to put Lincoln up 20-17 with 6:13 left.
Gresham had two chances down the stretch, but an interception and a missed field goal left the Gophers short when the horn sounded.
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Look for extended game coverage in our Tuesday, Sept. 10, print edition.