Upper Scioto Valley didn't flinch from the challenge, finally repelling Elgin 32-24 in an Ohio high school football matchup on November 1.
It were a long ride home for the Comets, which saw their late lead disappear with the Rams' 8-0 fourth-quarter performance.
Nothing was decided in the third quarter, with the Rams and the Comets locked in a 24-24 stalemate.
Upper Scioto Valley opened a slim 18-16 gap over Elgin at the intermission.
The Comets authored a promising start, taking advantage of the Rams 16-12 at the end of the first quarter.
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