Eagles top Pack in final minute, West Fargo fourth in EDC
One point made the difference between the No. 1 seed and the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Dakota Conference.
Fargo Davies scored on a 16-play, 77-yard drive to pull ahead of West Fargo 21-20 with just 11 seconds left in the game.
“We played well, but our real problem was our inability to put points on the board,” head coach Jay Gibson said.
The Eagles jumped to an early 14-0 lead by scoring on their first drive and recovering a bad West Fargo snap in the endzone.
After that, the Packers controlled the game until the fourth quarter, scoring two running touchdowns -- one from senior running back Matt Pyle and one from senior quarterback Scott Cameron -- and two field goals to go ahead 20-14.
“Spotting them 14 points early was pretty shocking for us, but I was really proud that we were able to score the next 20 points,” Gibson said. “Other than all the penalties we had, I thought we moved the ball much better than they did.”
Cameron rushed the ball for 45 yards and a touchdown, but also passed the ball for 121 yards on 10 completed passes.
As the No. 4 seed in the EDC, the Pack must travel to Bismarck High on Friday to face the defending champion Demons -- who beat the Pack 31-14 back in early September -- at 7 p.m.
They have, by far, the best team talent wise, but when we are healthy, our rushing defense is very good,” Gibson said. “If we can neutralize their running game, I don’t think they can pass very well. We probably have to play the perfect game.”