Eagle football claims 2-point win at Oxbow

<p> BRADFORD &mdash; The Mount Abraham/Vergennes football team edged host Oxbow on Saturday, 8-6, in a Division III clash, a result that kept the Eagles in the running for a home playoff game.</p><p> The Eagles (4-2 overall, 3-2 in D-III) finish by hosting 2013 finalist Mill River (4-2, 4-1 in D-III) this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and traveling to Poultney (2-4) the following week. They almost certainly need to win both games to have a shot at hosting a quarterfinal for the second straight season.</p><p> In the rain this past Saturday, the Eagles scored on a Devon Kimball first-half sack in the end zone to lead at the break, 2-0, and stretched the lead to 8-0 when Ryan Paquin recovered a fumble in the Olympian end zone.</p><p> Oxbow (1-5) cut the lead to 8-6 in the third quarter on a 50-yard touchdown pass from Tristan Longmoor to Dametres Perry.</p><p> Both teams had plenty of chances to score. Eagle lineman Matt Mullin clinched the win by blocking an Oxbow field goal in the game&rsquo;s final minute, Oxbow three times stopped the Eagles inside the Olympian 10, and the Eagles denied the Olympians at the Mount Abe 1 as the first half ended.</p><p> Paquin rushed for 148 yards on 14 carries for the Eagles.&nbsp;</p>

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