By GREG MENGELT
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
E — Jordan Eberle 35 pass from Austin Roberts (Hunter Fleenor).
E — Brian Arnold 2 run (Fleenor kick).
E — Brian Arnold 6 run (kick failed).
E — Arnold 1 run (run failed).
E — Scot Ames 11 run (pass failed).
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.