ARMONK, N.Y. Byram Hills did everything it wanted to do against Port Chester in a Class A football game Saturday almost.
The Bobcats controlled the line of scrimmage thanks to their offensive line, dominated the game and held every statistical advantage. Unfortunately, it was not enough.
Port Chester had two huge plays in the second half that propelled the Rams to a 21-20 victory.
The Bobcats had a chance to win the game with seven seconds remaining, but a 32-yard field goal attempt was wide by an eyelash.
Byram Hills ran 43 offensive plays in the second half to just two for Port Chester, but the Rams scored twice: the first when Jason Ippolito returned a kickoff 81 yards for a touchdown after the Bobcats had taken a 20-7 lead in the third quarter, and the other on a 90-yard halfback option touchdown pass.
The Bobcats amassed 368 yards rushing, led by Connor Morley, who finished with 227 yards on 29 carries. Skylar Simon finished with 80 yards and Brandon Rosen added 53.
Morley gave Byram Hills a 7-0 lead on a 14-yard run in the first quarter. Simon increased the lead to 13-0 on a 14-yard run in the second quarter and Rosen added the final touchdown.
The Bobcats fell to 1-1 with the loss. Port Chester climbed to 2-0. Byram Hills faces Westlake (1-1) in Thornwood at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 22. Westlake beat Roosevelt on Saturday, 47-12.
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