ALBION, Pa. – Shawn Pascuzzi had two rushing touchdowns in the second half and Eisenhower held off Northwestern to clinch at least a share of the Region 2 title with a 31-25 win.
Rewatch the game:
The Knights remain the only beaten team in District 10 at 8-0.
Pascuzzi scored on the final play of the third quarter to give Eisenhower a 24-13 lead, and his 5-yard score with 5:15 to play made it 31-13.
The Wildcats made things interesting late, as Lloyd Fountain connected with Logan Stagl on a 5-yard score with 1:38 to play.
Northwestern recovered the ensuing onside kick and Fountain connected with Kolton Sutton on a 35-yard score with 47 seconds remaining to make it 31-25.
The Knights recovered the second onside kick, however, to preserve the win.
Garrett Jensen was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game and talked about the win afterward:
Keegan Eckstrom and Benji Bauer had rushing touchdowns in the first half for the Knights, who led 16-6 at halftime.
Fountain had a 3-yard touchdown run in the first half and his 15-yard touchdown to Landon Wayne made it 16-13 just over a minute into the third quarter.
Bauer finished with 198 yards on the ground for the Knights, while Tucker Lindell had 90.
Fountain finished with 235 yards through the air for the Wildcats, with Wayne accounting for 102 of those yards.