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Tigers rally in second half, beat Indians

Courier-Post Staff
Posted: Oct. 5, 2019 9:10 am Updated: Oct. 5, 2019 9:11 am

CENTER, Mo. — The Mark Twain football team scored a second-half touchdown for the first time in three weeks.

It got a victory for the first time in four.

Mark Twain outscored Van-Far 13-6 in the second half on the way to a 26-14 Eastern Missouri Conference victory, snapping a four-game losing streak.

Van-Far opened the third quarter with a 2-yard touchdown run with 9 minutes, 2 seconds on the clock that gave the Indians a 14-13 advantage.

That lead, however, didn't last as Mark Twain's Avery Epperson answered with a 1-yard  touchdown run to put the Tigers back on top 19-14 with 7:40 remaining in the quarter.

That score remained until Mark Twain's Payton Hawkins scored on a 9-yard run with 10:30 remaining in regulation for a 26-14 advantage.

Mark Twain scored the game's first two touchdowns as running back Logan Perrigo scored a 7-yard run with 8:00 left in the first quarter, and Hawkins completed a 66-yard touchdown strike to Ryan Spoonhower with 4:34 remaining in the oepning quarter.

Epperson finished with 168 yards on 29 carries, while Jace Barton had 34 yards on five attempts.  

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