Heading into their matchup with Fleetwood, the Blue Mountain Eagles were quickly becoming one of Berks County’s hottest teams. The Eagles had reeled off 3 consecutive wins and were looking to keep it rolling on Friday.
The Eagles got the game rolling when William Horn ran for a 75 yard touchdown, putting Blue Mountain up 7-0.
The Tigers would answer with a Matt Hook 30 yard field goal, cutting the lead to 7-3 heading into the second quarter.
The Tigers would then take the lead 10-7 on a 1 yard touchdown run by Shaq Cobb.
After another Matt Hook FG, the Tigers lead 13-7. However, it would not last long as Blue Mountain star running back Will Bornstein caught a 56 yard touchdown pass from Shane Grapsy, putting the Eagles up 14-13.
Following a 45 yard touchdown pass from Zach Koenig to Michael Allen, the Tigers headed into half with a 20-14 lead.
Soon after the half, Tyler Emge made his splash, scoring from 37 yards out to give the Tigers a 27-14 lead.
The Eagles, however, refused to have their wings clipped, as they would eventually tie the game 27-27 on touchdown runs of 65 yards and 1 yard by Will Bornstein.
Heading into the fourth quarter tied at 27, who did the Tigers turn to? Their do-everything back Tyler Emge, of course. Emge scored from 5 yards out to give the Tigers a 34-27 lead, which would hold until the clock hit all zeros.
Emge finished with 21 carries for 80 yards and two touchdowns in his first game back from injury. Meanwhile, QB Zach Koenig passed for 255 yards and a touchdown on 14 of 26 passing. Koenig’s top target was Cody Wolf, who finished with 5 catches for 116 yards.
Will Bornstein carried 19 times for 132 yards and two touchdowns, while also catching 3 passes for 82 yards and another score. William Horn carried 11 times for 136 yards and a score.
The Tigers, who improved to (3-2, 5-4) will travel to Kutztown (0-5, 0-9). The Eagles (3-3, 4-5) will travel to Schuylkill Haven (6-3).