Mathews runs by Chalker
SOUTHINGTON — Mathews trailed 7-0 after the first quarter, but outscored Chalker, 34-8, the rest of the way in a 34-15 Northeastern Athletic Conference victory. Mathews rushed for 302 yards and gained 481 total yards.
Mathews (5-3, 2-1) moves up to 11th in Division VII, Region 25, and will face Grand Valley and Newbury in the final two weeks. The Mustangs also still have a chance to tie GV for the NAC title with two more wins.
Daniel Canter rushed for 131 yards on just nine carries and had three scores, while Dillon Canter threw for 179 yards and two scores.
Cam Mazzola and Cody Helmuth ran for 68 yards apiece for Chalker (3-5, 1-3).
GRAND VALLEY 51, PYMATUNING VALLEY 6: ANDOVER — The Mustangs clinched a tie for the Northeastern Athletic Conference title behind a four-touchdown performance from Eduardo Hernandez.
GV (7-1, 4-0) can finish off a perfect NAC season next week when it hosts Mathews. The Mustangs are fourth in Division V, Region 17 and control their own destiny, according to www.joeeitel.com.
Hernandez finished with 131 yards rushing for Grand Valley. Three of his touchdowns came on the ground and the other was a 54-yard pass from Michael McGovern, who threw for 116 yards in the game.
The GV defense held the Lakers (2-6, 0-3) to 140 total yards. Logan Drnek completed three passes for 110 yards for Pymatuning Valley.
WINDHAM 65, NEWBURY 56: WINDHAM — The Bombers overcame an early 14-0 deficit, built a 47-26 lead midway through the third quarter, then held on as Newbury trimmed the margin to three points, 59-56, late in the final quarter.
Windham (5-3, 2-1 NAC) kept its playoff hopes alive with the victory. The Bombers stand eighth in Division VII, Region 25, according to the web site www.joeeitel.com.
Phillip Maiorca ran for 214 yards and six touchdowns, Hunter Shackelford had 201 and Jamario Brown added 104 as the Bombers rushed for 536 yards and had a total of 668 yards from scrimmage. Blaze Angle accounted for 132 yards through the air, along with two touchdowns.