EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Linton Miners fall to Evansville Mater Dei 51 to 28.

The Miners fall just short of punching a ticket to the state finals next weekend.

Mater Dei got out to a big lead in the first half, leading 24 to 0 at one point in the 2nd quarter.

However, Linton would storm back while being led by Quarterback Hunter Gennicks. After a few quick touchdowns, the Miners pulled within two scores during the 3rd quarter.

Mater Dei would tag on ten more points late in the game to seal it. They will now go on to the state finals next weekend.