East struck early in the first quarter off a fumble by the Mohawks deep in their own territory. East's Zack Rawlins recovered the fumble at the 8-yard line and scampered in untouched for the touchdown. Jonathan Garrett kicked the extra point through to make it 7-0 Tartans with just over eight minutes to go in the first quarter.
After forcing the Mohawks to punt East took over on their own 13-yard line to begin their next possesion. The Tartans scored on a 41 yard pass from quarterback Nathan Hood to Jonathan Garret. The play was set up by a fake hand-off that left Garrett wide open. Garrett then added the extra point for a 14-0 lead.
East scored once more before the half on a 23 yard run by Jonathan's brother Jordan Garrett. The extra point was bloked by the Mohawks making the score at half 20-0 in favor of the Tartans.
It took the Tartans until the 3:24 mark in the third quarter to score again. This time on a 25 yard run by Jordan Garrett, as he dipped and weaved his way through the Mohawk defenders. The Tartans attempt for a two point conversion was denied by Northwest.
The Tartans struck quickly on their next possesion as Hood found Jonathan Garrett streaking down the field for a 56 yard touchdown completion. After the extra point the Tartans found themselves on top 33-0 with 1:05 to go in the third quarter.
The Tartan's found the end zone two more times before the game was over. Adam Camps had a 23 yard touchdown run and Adam Bradford found pay dirt from 10 yards out to finish the scoring at 47 for the Tartans.
East finished the game with 376 total yards to the Mohawks 102. East cranked out 237 yards on the ground on 31 attempts and added 139 through the air. The Mohawks finished with 34 yards on the ground and 68 yards passing. East tallied 16 first downs to 10 for the Mohawks. As typical in the first game of the year both teams were penalized a lot. The Tartans had 11 penalties for 94 yards and the Mohawks had 10 for 70 yards.
The Tartans were led by the Garrett brothers as Jordan had 11 rushes for 117 yards with two touchdowns. Brother Jonathan had three receptions for 112 yards and a touchdown. David Blair added 51 yards on 13 carries for the Tartans. Quarterback Nathan Hood was very efficient going 5-for-9 for 139 yards and two touchdowns through the air.
The Mohawks were led by Luke Brown on the ground as he finished with a hard fought 21 yards on the ground against a very stingy Tartan defense. Jimmy Pack, only a sophomore, had a solid game passing for the Mohawks finishing 5-for-8 for 68 yards. The sophomore showed tremendous poise as we was under pressure all night from the defense.
The Tartans host Southeastern Ross next week and the Mohawks will host Manchester next week due to the field at Manchester not being ready for play.