Eagle football falls to Mount Anthony Patriots
BENNINGTON — The host Mount Anthony football team this past Friday outlasted Mount Abraham/Vergennes, 36-22, in a Division II clash.
The Eagles dropped to 0-2 heading into this Friday’s home game against D-II rival Otter Valley (1-1). MAU moved to 1-1.
This past Friday, the Eagles took an 8-0 lead, but the Patriots scored three unanswered touchdowns to lead at the half, 22-8. The Eagles fought back to within 29-22, but could not slow MAU enough to complete a comeback.
Kevin Pearsall ran 20 times for 144 yards, scored on runs of six and three yards, and ran in a two-point conversion. John Bent scored on a seven-yard run. Nevin Jemison ran in a two-point conversion.
Coach Lee Hodsden said Parker Hines, Bent, Jacob Thomas and Pearsall, who recovered a fumble, played well on defense.
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