EAST FLAT ROCK — East Henderson needed a win in the worst way.
“We’d lost nine in a row,” Eagles coach Mac McMillan said.
“The kids we have are working hard, but we’ve had others leave on us. We’re down to about 30 or 31 (players) now.”
Those who stuck around got their just reward Friday — a 31-28 home victory over Brevard, the program’s first win since Oct. 17, 2014.
Trace Goldsmith passed for 153 yards with a 13-yard touchdown to Josh Glynn coming at the 2:57 mark of the first quarter. However, it was Beau Shealy’s 25-yard halfback pass to Glynn with 5:16 remaining that won the game.
The Eagles (1-6, 1-2) had squandered a 24-7 halftime lead.
“We needed to pull one off, we needed a win no matter what the score was,” McMillan said.
“I told the kids that at halftime, but I didn’t mean for it to happen the way it did. It’s a credit to Brevard, they came back and our kids fought. There aren’t any easy games in (the Western North Carolina Athletic Conference).”
Glynn only had one catch that wasn’t a touchdown. He finished with 70 yards. Darren Osbourne added three receptions for 65 yards.
Nick Lyons rushed for 135 yards and two short touchdowns (6 and 7 yards). Selvin Mojica made a 28-yard field goal with 2:16 to go until halftime.
Brevard (2-5, 0-3) got 151 rushing yards and four touchdowns from Tanner Pettit.
East Henderson will try to build on its success next week at Smoky Mountain. Brevard goes to West Henderson.