Lancers outlast Eastern, 20-14
by J.P. Davis Special to OVP
TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — Federal Hocking’s Peyton Seel rushed for 155 yards and two touchdowns, helping the Lancers spoil Senior Night festivities for Eastern Friday night during a 20-14 decision in a Week 9 TVC Hocking matchup at East Shade River Stadium in Meigs County.
The Lancers (5-4, 4-3 TVC Hocking) came out of the gates with Peyton Seel’s 11-yard touchdown run and a successful two-point conversion run by Alfie Nichols, giving the Lancers to an 8-0 lead at the 8:40 mark of the first quarter.
With two minutes remaining in the first quarter, Peyton Seel rushed for a one-yard touchdown run and an unsuccessful two-point conversion, giving FHHS the lead of 14-0 at the end of the first quarter.
With 1:12 left in the second quarter, Eastern’s Zack Scowden rushed for a one-yard touchdown run and a unsuccessful PAT, bringing the score to 14-6 going into halftime.
At the 10:30 mark of the third quarter, Chase Cook completed a 52-yard touchdown pass to Zack Scowden and a successful
two-point conversion run by Zack Scowden allowed the Eagles to tie the game at 14 apiece.
With 7:16 left in the third quarter, Alfie Nichols completed a 16-yard touchdown pass to Devin Maxey and a unsuccessful two-point conversion gave Federal Hocking a 20-14 lead — which proved to be the final score of the game.
Chase Cook lead the Eagles in passing with eight-for-15 for 138 passing yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Zack Scowden led EHS in rushing with 16 carries for 58 yards and one touchdown. Zach Browning had 15 carries for 32 yards. Tyler Barber had six carries for 34 yards. Chase Cook had seven carries for a negative 15 yards.
Zach Browning led the team in receiving with five receptions for 53 yards. Zack Scowden had two receptions for 75 yards and one touchdown. Bradley Colburn had one reception for 10 yards. EHS had team totals of 16 first downs, 109 rushing yards, 138 receiving yards and three fumbles — two of which were lost.
Eastern also had three penalties for 26 yards and a total time of possession of 29:10.
Alfie Nichols led the Lancers in passing with four-for-13 for 41 passing yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Peyton Seel led FHHS in rushing with 20 carries for 155 yards and two touchdowns. Delbert Crum had 9 touches for 33 yards. Alfie Nichols had four carries for a negative four yards. Mitchell Young had two touches for a negative seven yards.
Devin Maxey led the team in receiving with one catch for 16 yards and one touchdown. Ivan Santiago had one reception for 14 yards. Peyton Seel had one reception for seven yards. Josh Simmons had one reception for four yards.
Federal Hocking had a team total of eight first downs, 177 rushing yards, 41 receiving yards and zero fumbles. The Lancers also had eight penalties for 80 yards and a total time of possession with 18:50.
Eastern (2-7, 2-5 TVC-Hocking) returns to action Saturday night when it travels to Racine for a Week 10 TVC Hocking contest against arch rival Southern at Roger Lee Adams Memorial Field at 7:30 p.m.
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