The Eagles got possession to start the second half, and scored nearly immediately on a 59-yard touchdown pass from Brock Mammoser to Austin Angel.
Now down 28-7, Newton’s good fortune continued as Lawrenceville fumbled the kickoff and Newton took over at the Lawrenceville 25. With a chance to make it a new game, Newton dropped two passes in the end zone and Mammoser’s scramble on fourth-and-long came up short.
The Indians would score just two plays later when Wyatt Rinsch went 56 yards for a score, making it 36-7.
The teams traded touchdowns from there. Newton would get touchdowns on a 33-yard touchdown pass from Mammoser to Kyle Muska, a two-yard run by Mitch Bierman and a five-yard run by Lucas Huston in the game’s final minute.
Lawrenceville countered with a two-yard touchdown run by Austin Wanke and a 38-yard score by Rinsch.
After falling behind early with the run game shut down, the Eagles turned to the passing game. Mammoser finished the day 24-for-43 for 271 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Muska and Angel were the primary targets, with Muksa catching eight passes for 139 yards and Angel pulling down four catches for 75 yards.
“They were putting eight people in the box,” Fulton said. “Allen (Taylor) didn’t have a lot of room. The passing game was open, I thought Brock did a good job. He’s doing better and better the whole time.
Taylor led the team with 10 carries and 41 yards, while Bierman had five carries for 21 yards, the only other Eagles rusher with more than five yards. Huston had two carries for five yards with the score.
Huston also led the team with five tackles, while Blake Probst and Nate Meinhart each had four tackles. Zack Lewis and Meinhart each recovered a fumble on the day.