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Football: Fivay 21, Springstead 14

HUDSON — Fivay evened its record Friday night, pulling out a slim 21-14 win over Springstead to earn its first victory at home.

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After the Eagles missed a late field-goal attempt, the Falcons drove 80 yards with running back Kyrie Rodriguez leading the way.

Rodriguez totaled 211 yards on 26 carries, including a 6-yard touchdown that tied the score at 7 with just more than 10 minutes left in the second quarter.

Springstead opened the scoring early. On the first play of their first possession, Eagles sophomore running back Kevin Bedford went 60 yards for a 7-0 lead. After Fivay tied the game, Springstead's next possession lasted nearly eight minutes. The drive ended on a run by sophomore quarterback Tyler Mahla from 9 yards out.

On the ensuing kickoff, Fivay fumbled and Springstead (1-1) recovered near midfield. On the next play, the Eagles gave possession right back with just more than two minutes left in the half.

Fivay capped off the 65-yard drive, in one minute and 18 seconds, on a run up the middle by sophomore Zach Russell from 4 yards out. The touchdown was set up by senior wideout James Bullock's leaping catch on a 28-yard gain, setting up first and goal.

Springstead opened the second half with another nearly eight-minute drive but could not capitalize. Springstead kicker Scott Baker missed a 36-yard field-goal attempt that would have given the Eagles a late lead.

Instead, Fivay went 80 yards on its next drive. Rodriguez had six carries for 57 yards on that drive. Junior quarterback Tyler Degen connected with Colin Hahn from 6 yards out to take the 21-14 lead. Degen finished with 101 yards with the one touchdown and one interception.

Football: Fivay 21, Springstead 14 09/10/11 [Last modified: Saturday, September 10, 2011 12:59am]

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