Easton scores late to beat Freedom 14-10
The whole theme behind Easton’s game plan was slow up Darius Webb and we can win. Well that is exactly what they did. Webb still managed 159 yards rushing on 29 carries but was not able to break the big play as he has done all season. He was also limited to a 1-yard TD run.
This game not only had LVC title implications on the line but also District 11 playoff positioning.
Easton was able to move the ball through the air which is something they have been missing in earlier weeks.
The game started out sloppy for both teams as each fumbled the ball away on their opening possessions.
On Easton’s second series the Red Rovers were able to get on the board with a 3-yard TD pass to TE Justin Souders. The drive was aided by a Quran Hughes 31-yard run.
The rest of the half was punt after punt for both teams with Easton leading 7-0 at the break.
Early in the 3rd quarter and behind the running of Webb, Freedom was able to get on the board with a 33-yard FG to cut the lead to 7-3. After Webb ran down the field he was shaken up at the 16-yard line after a strong run. He came out for the rest of the series and Freedom was not able to move the ball forcing the FG attempt.
The next series Easton attempted to fake the punt to no avail. There was a 5-yard loss leaving the Patriots to take over on it’s own 36-yard line.
On 4th and inches Webb took it in to give Freedom the lead 14-7.
Late in the 4th quarter Easton drove the ball down the field while converting on 3rd and 4th downs. They eventually took the lead on a 4th and 1-yard TD run by Hughes. Easton back up 14-10.
Freedom had one last chance with about 1:30 left in the game. They did move the ball down the field but a Patrick Murphy INT off a tipped pass at the 26-yard line sealed the game and moved Easton into a tie with ACC in LVC play with 1 loss each.
Next week (6-1) Easton hosts (3-4) Northampton while (5-2) Freedom takes on (3-4) Bethlehem Catholic.
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