SEFFNER — Armwood avoided an upset scare, defeating Jefferson 35-21 Friday night.
The Dragons racked up 213 first-half yards to take a 21-7 lead into halftime. Jefferson quarterback Deiondre Porter threw for two TDs of 29 and 31 yards, respectively.
The second half was all Armwood. Linebacker Antonio McCullough recovered a fumble and scored on a three-yard TD to give the Hawks needed momentum.
The Hawks defense forced a fumble and intercepted Porter twice as the Dragons were held to 74 total yards in the second half.
"This win pulled us together as a team," said Armwood coach Sean Callahan. "We had the chance to show people we could do something special tonight and we did just that in the second half."
Michael Paonessa, Times correspondent