OSSINING, N.Y. Ossining Pride shown through when it was needed most Friday as quarterback Brian Connolly found Sam LaCour with a fourth-quarter touchdown pass to lift the homecoming Pride to a 30-25 victory over Horace Greeley.
Ossining (4-2) stayed on its playoff course while Greeleys (3-3) hopes were crushed by the second-half letdown.
The Pride faltered slightly last week in a 31-0 loss to Harrison after losing its top running back Steve Candaleria to a season-ending injury in a victory over Sleepy Hollow the week prior. Needing a victory to bolster their playoff hopes, the Pride recovered from a sluggish first half to make the late comeback.
Down 25-12 at the start of the second half, Ossinings defense held down the Quakers while the offense took command. Connolly completed 4 of 6 passes for 110 yards, including two touchdowns to LaCour, and running backs Joshua Almodovar and Marc Clancy combined for 232 rushing yards. Clancy rushed for 125 yards and two scores.
LaCour caught three passes for 93 yards, including a 66-yarder that gave Ossining an early lead and the game winner with about 10 minutes remaining in the game.
Greeley quarterback Justin Ciero rushed for 79 yards and completed 12 of 24 passed for 165 yards and a touchdown. Quakers tight end Alex Scott grabbed eight passes for 112 yards.
Ossining will travel to Brewster Friday at 7 p.m. for its regular-season finale.
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