WARDSVILLE, Mo. - The Blair Oaks Falcons have had their backs against the wall since the second week of district play.
An 18-point halftime deficit wasn't about to knock the fight out of them.
"This group of kids is very resilient," Blair Oaks coach Brad Drehle said after the Falcons' fourth-quarter rally fell just short in a 27-24 loss to the Higginsville Huskers in a Class 2 semifinal contest Saturday afternoon at the Falcon Athletic Complex.
"All year we've had to overcome obstacles and things and we almost did it again today."