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Late TDs propel East past West

East scored two late touchdowns in the fourth quarter Saturday to pick up its sixth consecutive win over West, winning 14-0.

The two touchdowns were the only points scored in a game packed full miscues from both teams.

East had 10 penalties and three turnovers. West racked up 15 penalties and five turnovers.

"We kept shooting ourselves in the foot with mistakes," East head coach Brian Byers said. "Finally, I think we got into a rhythm on offense and started moving the ball a little bit."

After three scoreless quarters, East struck at the six-minute mark with a one-yard run from junior quarterback Desmond McGee.

McGee also connected on a 40-yard pass to junior DeAnte Brandon on the previous play to set up the touchdown.

West attempted to counter with its longest drive of the game.

Quarterback Dorian Flournoy connected with Kameryn Whiteside for 14 yards followed by another to Davion Hill for 36 yards to put the Pioneers inside the red zone.

Flournoy's third pass would connect in the end zone, but with East defensive back Dairry Walker.

East ate up the clock on the following drive with runs from senior running back C.J. Graham. He picked up 18 yards on five carries and a touchdown to put the game out of reach for West.

"We made some big plays and eliminated some of the mistakes as far as alignment problems and blocking assignments," Byers said. "We got into a little better of a rhythm and started calling plays a little faster."

Despite the game being played over two days because of inclement weather, Byers said his team handled the delay well.

"Before we left last night we had everything set up like we would do on a normal game day," he said. "We told the kids to approach it as a new football game and I think they did a pretty good job of it."

East (2-0, 2-0) 0 0 0 14 — 14 West (1-1, 1-1) 0 0 0 0 — 0

E—McGee 1 run (Galarza kick)

E—Graham 2 run (Garlarza kick)

Individual Statistics

Rushing—East, McGee 16-65, Graham 9-35, Martin 3-17, Sparr 1-16, Winfield 2-11, Lavell 1-1. West, Flournoy 14-38, Banks 7-20, Jones 4-11, Epps 2-7.

Passing—East, McGee 9-17-145-1. West, Flournoy 12-17-129-2.

Receiving—East, Graham 1-10, McFann 5-49, Sparr 1-20, Brandon 2-45. West, Hill 2-42, Banks 4-38, Whiteside 3-30, Martinez 1-14, Jones 1-6, Epps 1-(-1).

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