East Lawrence High senior quarterback Terrence Deloney played a role in each of the Eagles’ six touchdowns. He also carried the ball 21 times for 314 yards as East Lawrence overcame a 35-14 halftime deficit.
He knew the win was special and was quick to explain how it unfolded.
“A football game is two halves,” Deloney said. “And the second half belonged to us.”
In the third quarter, Deloney had touchdown runs of 47, 58 and 79 to give East Lawrence a 36-35 lead heading into the final period.
With 2:11 to play, Deloney sealed the victory with a 35-yard touchdown run.
In the first half, Deloney threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Malik Garth followed by a 55-yard scoring toss to Zach Nitchen.
“We found our game in the second half,” Deloney said. “We certainly didn’t have it in the first. In the locker room at halftime, we talked about how a football game has two halves. And, in the second half, we came out and shut them down. This was absolutely a great win for our team.”
Deloney finished the game with 102 yard passing after completing 8 of 22 passes while throwing two interceptions.
In the first quarter, Priceville scored on a 27-yard pass from Kaleb Barker to Nick Bell and a 5-yard completion from Barker to Sam Brandon.
Priceville’s second quarter scores came on a 37-yard run by Forrest Clemons, a 17-yard pass from Barker to Bell and a 3-yard run by Barker.
“We went out and simply laid an egg in the first half,” said East Lawrence coach Ernie Ferguson. “In the second half, we laid another egg but this one was golden. We brought it to them in the second half.”
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