In a battle of teams with perfect conference records, Highland got a late touchdown by Jared Limings to top Centerburg by a 32-24 margin.
The Scots (3-3, 3-0 in league play) scored first on a 66-yard run by Logan Veley, but Centerburg rallied to ake a 10-7 lead early in the second quarter.
Satchel Denton tied the game with a 43-yard field goal, but Centerburg surged back in front by returning the ensuing kickoff for points. Trailing 16-10, the Scots got a 15-yard scoring pass from Max Schreiber to Dylan Tuggle to go in front 17-16 at the intermission.
Schreiber would hit Tuggle again, this time for a 14-yard touchdown, to take an eight-point lead, but the Trojans got a touchdown and two-point conversion to tie things at 24 early in the fourth quarter.
The score would remain tied until 52 second remained in the contest. Limings would score on a one-yard dive and
Schreiber added a two-point run to give Highland an eight-point lead that would be enough to decide the game.
Highland finished with 505 yards in the game. Limings ran for 204, while Logan Veley (105) and Brock Veley (67) added 172 more. Schreiber completed four passes for 59 yards, all to Tuggle.
Mount Gilead Indians
Mount Gilead jumped all over Elgin in the early going and rolled to a 61-14 win to even their record at 3-3, 1-2 in league play.
The Comets scored first, taking a 6-0 lead in the first quarter, but MG tallied 55 straight points before the first half had ended.
Jonah Barnett added to what has been a very impressive season by running for scores of 56, 29 and seven yards in the first quarter to stake the Indians to a 20-6 advantage.
In the second quarter, Tyler Bland opened the scoring by hitting Mason Mollohan for a 10-yard score. Bland then returned a punt 53 yards for another touchdown. Anthony Clark got in the action, scoring on an eight yard run to make the score 42-6. Barnett then scored on runs of 21 and 53 yards to finish the half with MG in front by 49 points.
Elgin scored a touchdown in the third quarter, but the Indians finished the game with a long touchdown run by Jesse Hinkle.
The Indians did most of their damage on the ground, with Barnett running for 243 yards, Clark adding 87 and Hinkle tallying 70. Bland completed one pass in the game — the touchdown to Mollohan.
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