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October 11, 2013

H.S. FOOTBALL: Musketeers come back to beat Crawford, 32-30

Arnold rushes for 86 yards, 3 scores in victory

PEKIN — Scot Ames scored on an 11-yard run with two minutes reminaing to give Eastern a 32-30 come-from-behind victory over Crawford County on Friday.

The win was the Musketeers’ first since a 55-22 triumph over Clarksville in Week 2.

Eastern (2-6) grabbed an early 7-0 lead on a 35-yard touchdown pass from Austin Roberts to Jordan Eberle. Brian Arnold’s first of three touchdown runs — this one from two yards out — gave the Musketeers a 14-0 lead and they still led 14-8 at the break.

Arnold made it 20-8 early in the third quarter on a 6-yard run. However, the Wolfpack scored 14 straight points to take a 22-20 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Arnold set up his third touchdown with a 30-yard run down to the 1. He gave Eastern the lead back on his 1-yard plunge, but Crawford County came back to take a 30-26 lead before Ames’ winning score in the waning moments.

 Arnold finished with a team-high 86 yards as the Musketeers rushed for 205 as a team. Ames added 66 yards on the ground. Eberle ran for 30 yards and caught four of Roberts’ passes for a team-best 80 yards and a score. Roberts completed seven of his 14 pass attempts for 93 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

Crawford County rushed for 292 yards on 41 carries.

The Musketeers close the regular season next Friday at Charlestown, which fell to 5-3 with a 49-12 loss to Providence on Friday.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

EASTERN 32, CRAWFORD COUNTY 30

Crawford Co.    0 8 14   8—30

Eastern             7 7   6 12—32

EASTERN SCORING PLAYS

First quarter


    E — Jordan Eberle 35 pass from Austin Roberts (Hunter Fleenor).

Second quarter

    E — Brian Arnold 2 run (Fleenor kick).

Third quarter

    E — Brian Arnold 6 run (kick failed).

Fourth quarter

    E — Arnold 1 run (run failed).

    E — Scot Ames 11 run (pass failed).

EASTERN STATISTICS

    Passing (7-14-93-1): Roberts 7-14-93-1.

    Rushing (45-205): Arnold 15-86, Ames 15-66, Eberle 8-30, Tristen Smith 4-18, Mike Hall 1-0.

    Receiving: Eberle 4-80, Zach Adams 1-3, Ames 1-5, Hall 1-5.

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