• Eagles snag last-minute win

  • EAGLE POINT — The Eagle Point football team didn't ask for much on Friday night, just a chance to redeem itself in the final 31 seconds.
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  • EAGLE POINT — The Eagle Point football team didn't ask for much on Friday night, just a chance to redeem itself in the final 31 seconds.
    The Eagles gave up a late lead before regaining it in most dramatic fashion to edge Bend, 32-27, in the final seconds of the nonleague contest at Eagle Stadium.
    Peyton Dole caught the game-winning 8-yard reception with six seconds left to cap a clutch final drive by Eagle Point, which blew a 12-point advantage with 41/2 minutes to go.
    His squad trailing 27-26 with 31 seconds remaining, Lucas Morris broke off a long kickoff return to around the Bend 10-yard line. After he caught a short pass from quarterback Jorge Quintero, the signal caller hit Dole for the go-ahead score.
    Cornerback Seth Arena picked off a deep final pass by the Lava Bears (1-7) to seal the victory, which was the Eagles' fourth straight.
    Eagle Point (5-3) trailed 14-12 at halftime.
    "The thing I can tell you about this team is that there is no quit in them," Eagle Point head coach Seth Womack said. "We have been working on that and preaching that all year, never giving up. Most teams that give up a lead with 30 seconds left in a game are going to fold up tent and go home. ... They don't quit."
    The senior Quintero completed 17 of 28 passes for 335 yards with five touchdowns (20, 2, 8, 37 and 8 yards) and an interception. Dole hauled in four catches for 23 yards and three TDs (2, 8 and 8 yards), Carlos Flores made scoring grabs of 20 and 37 yards and Morris had six receptions for 79 yards.
    "Carlos blocked his tail off and Peyton played great on defense (at outside linebacker) again," Womack said.
    Arena carried the ball 19 times for 110 yards for the Eagles, whose season includes three contests decided by three or fewer points.
    "We have been in a lot of close games," Womack said. "They are full of fight."
    Bend running back Hunter McDonald had 20 attempts for 101 yards and two touchdowns.
    Southwest Conference
    CRATER 42, SOUTH EUGENE 32 — At Eugene, Ty Fox passed for 392 yards and three touchdowns as Crater registered its second straight victory after opening the season with six consecutive losses.
    Fox and South Eugene quarterback Ray Roundtree had almost identical statistics. Roundtree was 30 of 46 for 395 yards with five touchdowns and three interceptions, while Fox had 32 completions on 45 attempts and was intercepted once.
    The Comets (2-6, 2-4 SWC) trailed most of the first half but put together a nine-play, 84-yard scoring drive in the final 1:42 of the second quarter. Fox found Kory Bennett for a 17-yard touchdown pass with 26 seconds remaining to give Crater a 22-19 halftime lead.
    Crater went on to score the first 21 points of the second half to pull away.
    GRANTS PASS 52, ROSEBURG 42 — At Roseburg, Grants Pass held off Roseburg in a Southwest Conference shootout at Finlay Field.
    The Cavemen (6-2, 5-1 SWC) received a pair of rushing touchdowns from Keegan Weiss, who reached the end zone for a third time on a TD strike from quarterback Javan Appling. Appling was 15-for-22 for 328 yards and three touchdowns.
    Levi Holden ran for four touchdowns to lead Roseburg (5-3, 3-3), including a 65-yard TD run on a night when four scores overall were from beyond midfield.
    Grants Pass 10 14 14 14 —52
    Roseburg 14 7 0 21 —42
    R — Holden 65 run (Walker kick)
    GP — FG Dinkins 30
    R — Holden 13 run (Walker kick)
    GP — Weiss 10 run (Dinkins kick)
    GP — Chandler 4 pass from Appling (Dinkins kick)
    R — Holden 44 run (Walker kick)
    GP — Dean 33 run (Dinkins kick)
    GP — Weiss 31 run (kick failed)
    GP — Hannan 59 run (Appling run)
    GP — Chandler 4 pass from Appling (Dinkins kick)
    R — Holden 14 run (kick failed)
    R — Devers 90 pass from Avery (Carhart pass from Avery)
    GP — Weiss 80 pass from Appling (Dinkins kick)
    R — Sigrest 3 run (Walker kick)
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