Maranatha Christian soared into 20-14 victory after closely defeating Southwest (SD).
The Eagles opened up the night in the first quarter with a 4-yard pass from quarterback Patrick Collins to Benett Volek to lead the game, 7-0.
Leading the game was not enough, the Eagles wanted to secure the win. The Eagles kept pushing forward.
In the second quarter, Issac Stone broke through the Southwest defense and scored a 1-yard touchdown run giving his team a 14-0 lead.
With under two minutes left in the half, Nathaniel Rosillo brought hope to the home team. He plowed through Maranatha’s defense to get an 8-yard touchdown run. The Pirates attempted a two-point conversion that fell short.
The score in the first half was 14-6, Eagles.
In the third quarter, Southwest stepped up its game and showed it wanted the win.
Enrique Gonzalez ran the ball for a 23-yard touchdown run. The team went for a two-point conversion, which tied the game up 14-all.
The game-winning play came at the end of the third quarter with less than 40 seconds remaining.
Southwest punted the ball which was blocked by Stone and recovered by CJ Buenviaje.
The save by both players set up the play for the game-winning touchdown.
Stone returned to the offense and ran the ball for an 11-yard touchdown run. The PAT was no good.
The final score was 20-14, in favor of the Maranatha Eagles.