Red Dragons Win, 34-32, On Late Defensive Stand

Maple Grove’s Jackson Gowan scores one of his two touchdowns on Saturday. P-J photo by Scott Reagle

PENFIELD — Maple Grove took a 34-20 lead before stopping a late 2-point conversion attempt to beat C.G. Finney/Northstar Christian Academy 34-32 in eight-man football Saturday afternoon.

Jackson Gowan opened the fourth quarter with his second rushing touchdown of the day for the Red Dragons, but C.G. Finney/Northstar Christian Academy answered with long touchdown runs of 56 and 67 yards later in the fourth quarter before Maple Grove’s defense stood tall on the conversion attempt with two minutes remaining. The Red Dragons then recovered an onsides kick attempt and ran out the clock.

Gowan finished with 27 carries for 128 yards while Jake Tomlinson added 48 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Ayden Reagle caught a 44-yard touchdown pass from Gowan in the second quarter and ran for a 26-yard touchdown in the third quarter for the Red Dragons. Carter Martin caught five passes for 36 yards.

Kyle Trim led the Maple Grove defense with 13.5 tackles while Tomlinson had eight and Brendan Russo had seven.

Maple Grove 8 12 8 6 — 34

C.G. Finney/Northstar Christian Academy 8 6 6 12 — 32

CG/NCA-12 pass (run good)

MG-Tomlinson 14 run (Reagle run)

MG-Gowan 6 run (conversion failed)

CG/NCA-9 run (conversion failed)

MG-Reagle 44 pass from Gowan (conversion failed)

CG/NCA-60 pass (conversion failed)

MG-Reagle 26 run (Gowan run)

MG-Gowan 31 run (conversion failed)

CG/NCA-56 run (conversion failed)

CG/NCA-67 run (conversion failed)



FREWSBURG — Frewsburg (1-4) was a 40-6 winner over Section V Holley (2-1) in eight-man football action on Friday.

Zach Heberlein led the winners with 13 rushes for 116 yards, 80 receiving yards, four touchdowns, as well as a pair of two point conversions.

Heberlein also added nine tackles and an interception on defense. Peyton Hayes ran 16 times for 107 yards and added 10 tackles on defense as the Bears racked up 357 yards on the ground. Jon Alianell added 10 tackles in the win.

Holley 6 0 0 0– 6

Frewsburg 6 6 16 16–40


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