By Nate Alberts
Southern Door’s Derik LeCaptain intercepted Coleman’s Cayden Bintz and returned it 35-yards to secure a 29-16 win Friday night.
The game would start with the first four possessions going for touchdowns. Eagles’ Quarterback Kyle Daoust scored on a 21-yard run at the 9:56 mark. Alex Montana’s extra point made it 7-0.
Coleman, on their opening drive, would only need two plays to take an 8-7 lead when running back Mason Reisner had a 78-yard touchdown run.
Daoust and the Eagles took the lead right back after a seven-play drive connecting on a 23-yard pass to LeCaptain. Montana’s extra point made the score 14-8.
Coleman scored their final touchdown of the game on the games fourth possession. Jacob Zeitler converted on a 2-yard touchdown run and would follow that up with the two-point conversation making the score 16-14 with 4:00 left in the first.
After back-and-forth scoring, the score would remain 16-14 after the first.
The next score came late in the second quarter with 2:05 remaining. LeCaptain would scamper for 88-yards untouched on 1st & 35. The two-point conversion pass to Devin Schinkgten made it 22-16 at the break.
After a busy half, both defenses shut down their counterpart. In the first half, Coleman averaged
8.7 yards a carry. In the second, the Cougars only managed 2.3 yards a carry. The Eagles would eventually make Coleman one dimensional and force the passing game to throw two interceptions including the one by LeCaptain in the fourth quarter for the final score in the final two minutes. Daoust had the first interception after throwing one of his own at the 6:40 mark in the fourth.
On the night LeCaptain had 311 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns. Daoust finished with 213 total yards and two touchdowns. Max Pierre was the teams leading tackler with 15 solo tackles.
Southern Door now waits to see who they will play in the first round of the playoffs. Playoffs start October 19.