Western Kentucky Rallies In 4th To Beat Southern Illinois In All-Star Game


By WSIL Sports

 PADUCAH -- Western Kentucky battled Southern Illinois on the football field in the 2014 All-Star game at McCracken High School on Friday night. 

Southern Illinois' Damian Reed exploded for a 63 yard touchdown run in the second quarter to give his team a 7-0 lead. 

Western Kentucky responded with two touchdowns to lead 14-7 early in the fourth quarter. Southern Illinois' Patrick McCowen intercepted a pass and returned it inside Western's 10 yard line. Southern's Mitchell Bartle scored a touchdown to pull his team within one point. Southern then converted on the two point conversion to take the 15-14 lead. 

But Western's Dylan Boone returned a kick-off 85 yards for a touchdown. Western added a field goal to beat Southern Illinois 24-15. 

The series is now tied at 5-5. 

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