NORTH ROBINSON — The Colonel Crawford Eagles football team played host to Northern-10 Athletic Conference foe, the Seneca East Tigers on Friday night in hopes of snapping a three-game losing streak.
Crawford would be unable to do so as Seneca East forced overtime and eventually walked away with the 34-28 conference win. The Eagles are now 1-4 overall in 2017 and sit at 0-4 in N-10 play. The Tigers stay unbeaten at 4-0 and are 2-0 within the conference.
Crawford held the Tigers scoreless throughout the first half and took a 13-0 lead into the locker room at halftime. However, Seneca East would apparently regroup and score 14 in both the third and fourth quarters to even things up with Crawford. The Eagles added eight points and seven points in the third and fourth frame. Seneca East scored the six that they needed in the extra frame to earn the win.
Offensively on the evening, the home Eagles put up 359 rushing yards and 109 passing yards to outgain the visitors; 468-423 (Tigers were 223 yards rushing and 200 yards passing).
Hayden Bute completed just 8/19 passes for 109 yards leading to a touchdown and an interception. Bute also picked up 97 rushing yards on 23 carries on the night in the loss.
Trevor Shawber had a big game on the ground, carrying the ball 28 times and picking up 260 yards and three touchdowns.
Kaleb Landin finished the contest with three catches for 78 yards and Owin Seevers caught four passes for 35 yards and a touchdown. Seevers joined Jordan Fenner as the two Eagles players to snag interceptions on the night as well.
Spencer Mutchler was 2/3 on his extra-point attemts and 0/2 on field goal tries.
The Eagles look to regroup and will head to Bucyrus next Friday night to face a Redmen team that earned their first victory over Buckeye Central on September 22.
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