”A big downfall of ours all year is not finishing when good things happen to us early in games,” Eastern coach Josh Edwards said. “... The rest is history. We got outplayed aggressively up front again. We’re young up there and they were very aggressive and did an outstanding job with their running game, as we knew they would. That’s a good football team, and our young kids didn’t respond to their aggressiveness and veteranship. But, I am proud of the way the kids came out and battled in the second half.”
Porter led Eastern’s receiving corps with three catches for 81 yards and two TDs. Cree Johnston added seven grabs for 76 yards, while Papee Byers hauled in two catches for 70 yards and a score. Byers was also Eastern’s leading rusher with 11 carries for 54 yards.