The Rising Sun football team fell to 0-4 on the year with a 22-14 loss to visiting Joppatowne Friday night.
The Tigers could not convert on 4th and goal from the 5 when a shotgun snap eluded quarterback Benn Lukk with 8:10 left.
Rising Sun got another chance when Josh Anderson recovered a fumble on his own 24 with 3:35 remaining.
Facing a 4th and 3 from the Joppatowne 33 with 1:31 to go, Dan Willert came up a yard shy of the first down and Joppatowne ran out the clock.
Willert and Alex Billings each had success on the ground. Willert rushed for 60 yards on 12 carries and Billings gained 43 yards on 14 attempts.
Lukk completed 10 of 17 passes for 117 yards. Ryan Barrick caught four passes for 51 yards and two touchdowns.
Kyle Lammey made 11 tackles and Kyle Miller added nine.
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