According to the paper, the Lions had a 21-14 lead with under three minutes left, but the Comets scored on a 16-yard quarterback run, then took the 22-21 lead on a daring fake extra point and pass to kicker Mason Dransfeldt.
But a 31-yard pass from Lisle quarterback Griffin Huba to Andy Simpson set up the Buchelt field goal as time expired, the paper said, giving the Lions a 24-22 win in the Interstate Eight Conference Small Division.
“Our quarterback kept his head up and was the leader that he always is and made a big play when it counted,” senior running back/linebacker Cliff Krause told the paper, adding about Buchelt, “I had faith in him. He's been hitting field goals in practice like it's nothing.
"If we didn't have this, the season's pretty much over. No playoff hopes. And now we have a new birth and hopefully we can turn the season around."