WARREN, Pa. – Ben Easler accounted for all but two of Conneaut’s points as the Eagles defeated Warren, 24-12, for their second road win since 2020.
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Easler threw a pair of touchdown passes, ran in another score, and had a 2-point conversion run and pass to earn Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game honors.
“This season’s been awesome for us just being able to be competitive in games and win games. It’s a great feeling, especially considering how far we’ve come,” Easler said in his Cole Orthodontic Associates postgame interview.
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Easler opened the scoring with a 3-yard touchdown pass to Nathan Green midway through the second quarter. Joe Furgiuele ran in the conversion to give the Eagles an 8-0 lead.
After the Eagles recovered an onside kick to start the third quarter, Easler finished the drive with a 16-yard run. He connected with Logan Groover on the conversion to double Conneaut’s lead to 16-0.
Warren responded with a 60-yard drive that chewed nearly eight minutes off the clock. Eric Dippold ran it in from five yards out to put the Dragons on the board. Conneaut blocked the PAT to keep it a two possession game at 16-6.
Conneaut got a turnover on downs just past the midpoint of the fourth quarter. On the first play, Easler dropped back looking for a little swing to his tight end. That route covered, Easler looked downfield and hit Max Getz at midfield. Getz then sprinted into the end zone for a 69-yard touchdown.
“Honestly, that was supposed to be a little slip pass to my tight end outside, but he got blown up so I had to improvise a little bit and Max Getz made a play for me and I can’t thank him enough,” Easler said.
Warren answered back with a hook-and-lateral. Dippold threw to Chase Myers, who then lateraled to Johnny Corbett. Corbett went the remaining 40 yards down the sideline to paydirt.
Conneaut’s defense held the Warren running game in check, limiting the Dragons to just 25 yards on 18 carries.
Dippold finished 12-24 passing for 127 yards. Peyton Hammerbeck had four receptions for 57 yards, and Corbett finished with 68 total yards.
Easler was 10-19 for 163 yards with two touchdowns and an interception through the air, and added 49 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
Furgiuele had seven carries for 45 yards and Getz had five receptions for 107 yards and a score.