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Sciotoville East holds on to win slugfest with Bobcats, 50-37

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FRANKLIN FURNACE — Justin Crager ran for 234 yards and three touchdowns on 34 carries as the Sciotoville East Tartans outlasted the Green Bobcats 50-37 Friday in a Southern Ohio Conference I game.

East (4-5, 1-2) led 30-13 at the half as Crager scored twice but Green battled back in the second half to get within five points.

Green (3-6, 0-3) took a 7-0 lead on Rob Applegate’s 28-yard run in the first quarter. He also had a 39-yard scoring run to start the second quarter to get the Bobcats within 14-13.

East got a 1-yard scoring run by Tyler Bradford and a 29-yard TD from Crager to pull away at the half.

But Levi Mollett had a 3-yard scoring run for Green with 10:19 left in the third quarter. Chris Applegate ran for the conversion and the Bobcats were within 30-21.

Crager scored to make it 36-21 but Green answered on a 1-yard run by Kyle Frazier and trailed 36-29.

Bradford’s 16-yard touchdown run before the end of the quarter pushed the lead to 42-29, but Frazier caught a 58-yard scoring pass from Chris Applegate who also ran for the conversion and Green was down 42-37 with 11:48 to play.

East got an insurance score with 1:40 to play on a 16-yard run by Bradford.

East 14 16 12 8 = 50

Green 7 6 16 8 = 37

First Quarter

Gr — Robbie Applegate 29 run (Levi Mollett kick) 9:41

SE — Jeremy Toller 1 run (run failed) 3:29

SE — Justin Crager 8 run (Crager run) 1:14

Second Quarter

Gr — Rob Applegate 39 run (kick failed) 10:47

SE — Tyler Bradford 1 run (Justin Crager run) 8:11

SE – Justin Crager 29 run (Tyler Bradford run) 3:14

Third Quarter

Gr — Levi Mollett 3 run (Chris Applegate run) 10:19

SE — Justin Crager 2 run (run failed) 7:46

Gr — Kyle Frazier 1 run (Rob Applegate run) 4:57

SE — Tyler Bradford 16 run (run failed) 1:46

Fourth Quarter

Gr — Kyle Frazier 58 pass from Chris Applegate (Rob Applegate run) 11:48

SE — Justin Crager 46 run (Toller rush) 1:40