Warren falls to Conneaut in opener

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LINESVILLE, Pa. – It all came undone for the Warren Dragons in one minute in their season opener against Conneaut.

The host Eagles scored twice at the tail end of the first half en route to a 28-0 victory over the Dragons.

 

Warren looked as if it would go into halftime down just 6-0. Conneaut had other ideas.

On a second-down play deep in its own territory, Nate Bortnick connected with Zach Walker, who got behind the Warren defense, for a 76-yard touchdown and a 14-0 lead after the two point conversion.

Warren went 3-and-out on its ensuing possession, and 18 seconds remained for the Eagles.

Bortnick, who had a hand in all four touchdowns, drove the Eagles on a short field and scampered into the end zone as time expired in the first half.

Just like that, it was 21-0.

Walker and Bortnick hooked up again from 22 yards out in the fourth quarter as well.

The Dragons had an opportunity to find the end zone in the fourth quarter, but were thwarted on fourth-and-goal from the 3.

Micah Passmore had a gutty performance at quarterback for the Dragons, while James Swanson led Warren on the ground.

Max Lewandowski rushed for 200 yards for Conneaut.