Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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September 14, 2013

Newton offense finds rhythm in 28-27 win

NEWTON — After coming back from 14 points down, Newton’s hopes of winning rested on the foot of Flora’s Trey Thompson.

Thompson had a 27-yard field goal with 10 seconds left Friday night from the left hashmark to win the game, but his kick fluttered just wide right and Newton held on for its first win of the season.

The Eagles trailed 14-0 midway through the second, but would storm back to take the lead.

Newton coach Jason Fulton didn’t have many options on the sideline as he waited for Thompson’s kick to seal the game.

“It’s close, you are just praying it doesn’t go in,” he said. “The only thing that matters right now is we won the game.”

The Eagles looked to have struck first early in the game, when a pass from Flora’s Ethan Leib was tipped and intercepted by Brandon Tolliver-Goode. He returned the pick 60 yards for a score, but the play was called back due to a rouging the passer penalty.

Leib got right back out there and connected with Tristan Litaker for a 28-yard score and put Flora up 7-0.

Newton had another drive going on their next possession, but lost the ball when a third-and-ten pass was caught but then fumbled away by Kyle Muska. The teams traded possessions, only to have Thompson score from seven yards out with 7:48 to go in the second.

It took a bit of a lucky break to get the offense going for Newton. Brock Mammoser threw up another long pass to Muska, and it looked like it would be intercepted. But the Flora defender jumped early, and the ball floated into Muska’s hands. He took it the rest of the way, converting a 52-yard touchdown to make it 14-6.

Newton’s defense held, and on fourth and two on the Eagles’ next drive, Mammoser went up top again for a 31 yard pass to Austin Angel. They’d hook up again two plays later for a 14-yard score, and the two-point conversion to Lucas Huston was good to tie the game 14-14 at the half.

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