The Crusaders came out running. Freshman Matt Moore returned the opening kickoff 47 yards to the
North Greenville's defense came out and quickly forced a
The Mountain Lions would be forced to punt on their next possession.
Not discouraged after three fumbles and a 14 point deficit, the Mountain Lions mounted a comeback. The Mountain Lion offense proceeded to drive 99-yards using a balanced running and passing attack. Ryan Pimentel found Kelvon Yancey in the end zone for an 8-yard touchdown to cap a 10-play, 99-yard drive. After a missed PAT attempt,
That would not be enough for the Mountain Lions. They would regain possession after a Crusader punt with 0:28 remaining in the half. Four plays later, Baker hit a 28-yard field goal to give
The Mountain Lions answered quickly when Pimentel found LeBryan Patterson for a 53-yard touchdown pass to cap a 5-play, 74-yard drive. Baker's PAT made the score 30-21 with 0:41 left in the third quarter.
The Crusaders refused to go away, however. Mosley capped a 3 -play, 29-yard drive with a 9-yard touchdown run. After a failed two-point conversion attempt, the Mountain Lions held a 37-27 lead with 11:56 remaining in the game. Then, Moeller returned to lead the North Greenville offense on a 16-play, 86-yard drive that included Mosley getting a first down on a much needed fourth and two. The drive ended when Moeller found Travis NeeSmith in the end zone for a 5-yard touchdown pass. Escalona's PAT made the score 37-34 with 5:04 remaining in the game.
Moeller finished with 193 yards on 19-28-0 passing. Talbert and NeeSmith led the Crusader receiving corps with five receptions each. Isaac Tate once again led the defense with 11 solo tackles and 2 assisted tackles. Rafael Bush added 9 tackles.
North Greenville, who fell to 2-8 with the loss, will host