It was quite a homecoming for the Temple Heights Eagles Friday night as they broke a three-game losing streak, beating the Trinity Prep Saints 20-7.
Temple Heights coach Steve Lewis called on a variety of backs in his game plan as three Eagle running backs rushed 48 times for 293 yards and three touchdowns.
"We worked hard all week to get it right," Lewis said. "I would have been disappointed if it hadn't worked. But, all the hard work showed up tonight. I am happy for the kids."
Temple Heights marched 67 yards in its first possession, scoring on a 19-yard run by Sean Casey.
Trinity Prep answered with a score of its own, going 70 yards after an interception by Ryan Rue put the ball on its own 30.
A crucial play on the drive came on a fourth-down play at the Eagles' 28. Saints quarterback Samir Nadkarni picked up four yards for a first down on a fourth and three from the Temple Heights 28 to keep the drive alive.
Two plays later, Nadkarni ran 15 yards around the left end for the score.
The Eagles broke a 7-7 tie on their first possession of the second half.
Temple Heights' Nate Dorsey bulldozed his way 15 yards through a handful of Saints for the touchdown.
The final touchdown came with just 19 seconds remaining in the game when the Eagles' Josh Young scored from four yards out.