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HANOVERTON, Ohio (WKBN) – Tied at 14-14 in the fourth quarter, United scored three touchdowns in the final four minutes to defeat EOAC rival Southern Local Friday night, 35-14, on the WKBN High School Football Game of the Week.
The Eagles were led by quarterback Luke Courtney‘s four touchdowns in the game.
United avenged a 14-0 loss to the Indians last season.
The Eagles led 7-0 after one with Courtney’s 8th rushing touchdown of the season putting them on the board.
Ryan Exline’s short touchdown run got the Indians on the board, but they trailed 7-6 at the half when a two-point conversion attempt failed.
Southern took a 14-7 lead off of a Timmy Potts touchdown pass to Markell Smith (video below). A Landen Heffner two-point conversion extended the lead to seven point.
Courtney’s second touchdown of the game tied it up late in the third quarter, and was set up by a long pass from Courtney to Parker Newburn.
Southern was driving midway through the fourth quarter when everything began to turn the Eagles’ way.
Logan Wood recovered an Indians’ fumble in United territory and then United capitalized quickly with a 46-yard touchdown run by Courtney to give the Eagles a seven-point lead.
Southern then coughed up the ball again on the ensuing possession, with Wood again recovering, this time picking up the ball and taking it to the house.
Now trailing by two scores, Southern went to the air, and immediately saw another turnover, this time an interception. Courtney’s fourth score of the game would ultimately cap that drive in the final minute.
United moves to 5-0 on the season, while Southern falls to 3-2.
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