Sciotoville East holds on to win slugfest with Bobcats, 50-37
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
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
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
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
Gr — Kyle Frazier 58 pass from Chris Applegate (Rob Applegate run) 11:48
SE — Justin Crager 46 run (Toller rush) 1:40