War Eagles win with late surge

War Eagles win with late surge

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War Eagles win with late surge

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The Astronaut War Eagles shocked the Edgewater Eagles Friday night by scoring four unanswered touchdowns in the last 12 minutes of the game to win 28-20.

Edgewater dominated much of the night, but the resilient War Eagles refused to go quietly. The home team electrified the crowd with a series of big plays that turned momentum — and eventually the result — in their favor.

Edgewater held nothing back in the first half. The visiting Eagles elected to forego early field goal opportunities, instead converting three fourth downs into touchdown-scoring plays. Along the way, Edgewater used a balanced and creative attack that utilized several trick plays, including a well-executed hook-and-lateral that set up their initial score.

The War Eagles were plagued by miscues on offense and special teams early. A shanked punt led to a short field on Edgewater’s first score and a fumble on the ensuing kickoff return put the War Eagles defense in another hole.

Edgewater enjoyed excellent field position for the majority of the first half, starting four drives inside Astronaut’s 30-yard line, but they were turned away without a score twice.

With 11:53 remaining in the game, the War Eagles offense found some rhythm and drove for their first score. QB James Lowder connected with Tez Keels on an 18-yard touchdown to pull the War Eagles into striking distance.

The War Eagles scored three more times, on rushes of 47, 47, and 57 yards respectively, to eclipse Edgewater and secure their first victory of the season.

Astronaut 28, Edgewater 20

Astronaut 28, Edgewater 20

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Edgewater13 7 0 0 – 20

Astronaut0 0 0 28 – 28

HOW THEY SCORED

First quarter

E – 15 yard TD reception by Miller

E – Altman 3 run, kick failed

Second quarter

E – Woodman 1 run, kick good

Fourth quarter

T – James Lowder to Tez Keels, kick good

T – Carn 47 run, 2 pt. Conversion

T – Loyd 47 run

T – Mitchell 57 run

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