McDERMOTT — The Eastern Eagles escaped Roy Rogers Country with a 23-21 win over host Northwest on Friday night, thanks to a late-game field goal by junior Dylan Morton.
With a 20-13 lead and just 2:56 remaining in the fourth quarter, Morton’s 32-yard field goal gave the Eagles a two-possession lead over the Mohawks.
Northwest scored a touchdown via a Wyatt Brackman one-yard run to bring the score within two with 58 seconds to play, but was unable to recover an onside kick opportunity on the ensuing kickoff.
The Eagles took a 13-7 lead into halftime, thanks to a go-ahead touchdown pass from Morton to Wyatt Richardson.
The 28-yard reception by Richardson converted a 4th-and-25 with only one second left in the first half.
Brewer Tomlison found the end zone twice for the Eagles on one-yard plunges — first to give his team a 7-0 lead in the early first quarter, and again with 6:26 left in the third to put Eastern ahead 20-7.
Brackman tied the game late in the second quarter with a one-yard touchdown run — his first of two scoring carries.
Trailing 20-7, Northwest junior Connor Lintz caught a 16-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Tanner Bolin that brought the Mohawks within one score.
Eastern’s win gives the Eagles their third of the season (3-6, 3-1 SOC I) — and third in four games against SOC I foes.
Northwest drops to 6-3 overall, and into a tie with Notre Dame and Eastern in first place in the Southern Ohio Conference Division I race.
The Mohawks have clinched a postseason berth in the Division V, Region 19 playoffs.
Northwest travels to Symmes Valley (1-7) on Friday night, while Eastern will host Green (6-3).
Eastern 7 6 7 3 — 23
Northwest 0 7 0 14 — 21
E — Brewer Tomlison, 1-yard run (Dylan Morton XP good); 7-0 E 7:20 1Q
N — Wyatt Brackman, 1-yard run (Aiden Shepherd XP good); 7-7 2:24 2Q
E — Wyatt Richardson, 28-yard pass from Dylan Morton (XP no good); 13-7 E :01 2Q
E — Brewer Tomlison, 1-yard run (Dylan Morton XP good); 20-7 E 6:26 3Q
N — Connor Lintz, 16-yard pass from Tanner Bolin (XP no good); 20-13 E 11:27 4Q
E — Dylan Morton, 32-yard field goal; 23-13 E 2:56 4Q
N — Wyatt Brackman, 1-yard run (2-point conversion good); 23-21 E :58 4Q
|Yards (Pass-Rush)||244 (104-140)||293 (170-123)|
|Penalties||8 for 87 yards||11 for 99 yards|
|Time of Possession||24:56||23:04|
Passing — Dylan Morton (E) 10/22 104 TD; Tanner Bolin (N) 15/25 170 TD
Rushing — Landyn Reinsmith (E) 19-108, Jace White (E) 7-12, Dylan Morton (E) 3-13, Brewer Tomlison (E) 3-4 2TD, Brady Moore (E) 1-3, Teaghan Werner (E) 1-(-11); Wyatt Brackman (N) 18-86 2TD, Kory Butler (N) 6-16, Colton Campbell (N) 2-7, Tanner Bolin (N) 2-12, Shane Miller (N) 1-2, Connor Lintz (N) 1-0
Receiving — Wyatt Richardson (E) 2-32 TD, Teaghan Werner (E) 6-67, Jace White (E) 2-5; Shane Miller (N) 3-41, Andrew Newman (N) 1-7, Connor Lintz (N) 5-32 TD, Colton Campbell (N) 1-33, Carter Runyon (N) 1-18, Kory Butler (N) 3-38, Wyatt Brackman (N) 1-1
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