Neal Blaxton made possibly the biggest play of his life Friday night when he recovered a fumble at the East Lawrence 17 with under a minute to go in the ballgame. 

The recovery gave East Lawrence their first win of the season 34-28 over Locust Fork. 

The game was a back and forth slug fest that saw each team go blow for blow. 

East Lawrence took a lead three times only for Locust to tie it each time. 

When the Eagles went up 34-28, it would be the last score. 

"They played really well I was very proud," said head coach James Moore. "We made some mistakes early, but they adjusted and really played well in the second half." 

Dylan Hunter had another monster game on the ground, rushing for 185 yards and two scores of 4 and 27 yards. Hunter now has 494 yards rushing and six touchdowns in three games. 

Quarterback Hunter Letson also had a big night, tossing two touchdown scores to Nate Tucker (21 yards) and Dawson Terry (26 yards) as well as rushing for a 50 yard touchdown. The toss to Terry was the go ahead touchdown of the game. 

Letson finished 2-4 passing with 54 yards and two scores as well as 105 yards on the ground and a score. 

The win was big as East Lawrence finally pulled a W in a tight game. 

"We've been in every game but we always made those mistakes that cost us the game," Moore said. "Tonight we made the plays that won us the game and I think it was huge for the kids to see what happens when you make those kind of plays." 

East Lawrence will host Colbert Heights in another region game next week. 

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