WEST UNION, W.Va. —Late-game heroics on the road.
The Eastern football team made it’s longest road trip of the year Friday night, traveling to Doddridge County to face the Bulldogs in a non-conference match up. The Eagles took the 21-14 victory after scoring a touchdown late in the fourth quarter.
The Eagles (5-3) wasted little time establishing their offense as Joey Scowden ran from one yard out for the score at the 9:04 mark of the first period. Less than five minutes later EHS was on the board again, this time it was Ethan Nottingham with a three-yard touchdown run at the 4:29 mark of the first quarter.
With just three minutes left in regulation Nottingham found paydirt for the second time in the game, on a run from five yards out to give EHS the 21-14 victory over the Bulldogs (5-3).
Joey Scowden led the rushing attack for Eastern with 123 yards on 22 carries with a touchdown. Nottingham finished with 69 yards on 13 carries with two scores.
Joey Scowden also led the passing attack for Eastern, completing 4-of-5 pass attempts for 100 yards. Alex Amos was the Eagles leading receiver, with two grabs for 64 yards on the night.
Amos caught another pass on the night, from the Doddridge County quarterback, and returned it 15 yards after the interception. Amos led the EHS defense with seven tackles and seven assists on the night.
Eastern’s win snaps the Bulldogs two game winning streak. The Eagles have now won their last three road games.
EHS returns to Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division action next Friday as the Eagles travel to Stewart to face Federal Hocking. Doddridge County hits the road next week for the first time since week four. The Bulldogs take on Valley (Wetzel) next Friday night.