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Late miscues cost Cardinals playoff victory

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In the blink of an eye, Triad’s football team saw a playoff win slip through its fingers.

Cincinnati Summit Country Day rallied in the second half to edge Triad 35-27 at Madeira High School on Saturday in a Division V regional quarterfinal playoff matchup.

The Cardinals (8-3) led 27-21 in the fourth quarter, but turnovers allowed the Silver Knights (11-0) to jump in front and capture the win.

Triad finished the game with five turnovers.

“It’s just a tough pill to swallow to almost make it to the second round like that,” said Triad head coach Payton Printz. “We were looking forward to winning that game and having another opportunity. It just wasn’t meant to be. That fourth quarter we dug ourselves a hole we couldn’t get out of.”

Triad fumbled the ball with 8:36 left in the game and saw Summit Country Day pick it up and race 59 yards to the end zone for a 28-27 lead.

“It was a roller-coaster of emotions,” said Printz. “I didn’t even see the ball come out. All of a sudden I see Summit taking off in the other direction. That just let the wind out of our sails.”

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