Edinburgh football falls short at North Daviess

Edinburgh didn’t get into the win column on Friday night, but it appears to have at least found an offensive identity it can move forward with.

Led by three touchdown passes from Connor Ramey, who moved into the starting quarterback role this week, the Lancers reached the end zone a season-high four times in a 56-28 loss at North Daviess.

“This is probably the best game we’ve played overall offensively,” Edinburgh coach Tyler DeSpain said, crediting his offensive line for doing an oustanding job.

The Lancers (0-5) fell into an early 28-8 hole and eventually wound up facing a running clock, but they fought valiantly, getting an Eli Bryant fumble recovery and snatching up an onside kick on the way to cutting the margin to 21 points before the Cougars (4-1) tacked on a late touchdown run.

Ramey connected with Bryant, Gabe Bennett and Jared Myers on his touchdown throws, while Jackson Hartwell added a 45-yard TD run for the Lancers, who had totaled just 33 points in their first four games.

DeSpain called North Daviess the best team Edinburgh has faced this season, but praised his team for not quitting.

“Even when we got down, we were still fighting until the very end,” he said.

The Lancers host Switzerland County next week.