After nine straight missed passes, the Bruins went to the ground, and a 1-yard sneak by Hendershot made it 18-13 with 11 minutes remaining. A sack by Bryce Hill halted Edgewood’s next drive, which ended with a 13-yard punt to its 31. Tri-West got to the 9, but failed to score.
Tri-West held again, and took over at the Edgewood 38, and Hendershot hit Wes Cook on a screen pass that went to the end zone for a score and a one-point lead with just over three minutes left.
On the ensuing kick, Perry recovered a fumble to give the Bruins the ball, and Cook followed with a 15-yard TD run.
Edgewood got its initial first down of the second half with one minute left, one play before Mustang Austin Smith was knocked out with a head-shot on an incomplete pass. Smith was okay despite being taken away on a stretcher, and Drake Stahl had an interception return for a TD on the next play.
“Our defense just came out in the second half and put the clamps on,” Coll said. “They kept us in the game and made it possible for us to make the comeback.”
Hendershot finished 8 of 24 passing for 132 yards and had 15 carries for 51 yards. Cook ended with 17 carries for 111 yards.
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