HUBBARD, Ohio –Trailing by just one coming out of halftime, the Hubbard offense looked to get rolling early. On the opening drive of the second half, the Eagles needed just 5 plays to get into the endzone. Two minutes and 54 seconds into the half, Hubbard was back out in front thanks to another long touchdown run from T.C. Caffey, this one from 53yards out.
After forcing a three and out, Hubbard would take possession at their own 28-yard line. Quarterback Evan Jarvis and company took just 3 plays to get back in striking position. Gains of 6 and 36 from Jarvis, accompanied by a 34-yard Caffey carry, left the Eagles with just 2 yards to pay dirt.
Only 2 yards to go, Jarvis’ next 3 carries totaled for a loss of 3 yards. Staring at 4th and goal ahead by 5, Coach Hoffman decided to keep the offense on the field and needed to convert on 4th and goal. Luckily for Hubbard, the decision paid off. Jarvis rolling out to his left was able to find fellow senior, Andrew Frank, in the front of the endzone for a diving touchdown grab.
Hubbard’s three and out to start the third quarter would prove to be the difference-maker in this one. Following the Eagle’s touchdown to put them ahead by two scores, each possession would end in touchdowns for both teams. The Aviators had multiple opportunities to get the Eagle offense off the field but were unsuccessful. Hubbard’s third drive off the half consisted of 2 fourth-down conversions, the final one being an 8-yard touchdown pass from Jarvis to Brant Boraweic.
Evan Jarvis: 35 passing yards 2 TD 2 INT; 20 carries 121 rushing yards
T.C. Caffey: 27 carries 259 rushing yards 3 TD
Andrew Frank: 2 catches 26 receiving yards 1 TD; 1 carry 11 rushing yards 1 TD
Brant Boraweic: 1 catch 26 receiving yards 1 TD
Hubbard: It’s a battle of the Eagles next week, as Hubbard survives and advances to take on Geneva (6-1). Geneva, the #8 seed, defeated the HarveryRed Raiders (1-6), for the second time this season, 37-0.
Alliance: Eliminated from the playoffs, the Aviators season is not over. Next Friday night they are scheduled to take on the Minerva Lions (0-6). However, Minerva will take on Beaver Local in the first round of the playoffs tonight.
*Contributed by YSN’s Jamie Thomson