WEATHERFORD- Elgin traveled to Weatherford on Friday, October 1 for a District 4A-1 showdown against the Eagles from Weatherford. The Owls jumped on top when Matt Lund went over from two yards out to take a 6-0 lead with 8:05 remaining in the first quarter. Weatherford responded with two touchdowns of their own during the first quarter on runs of one and twenty-eight yards to take a 13-6 lead into the second quarter. Weatherford stayed hot and added another touchdown at the start of the second quarter to widen their lead to 20-6. Elgin struck back when Tres Lorah hooked up with Matt Lund for a 72 yard touchdown pass. Gabe Dittmeyer added the extra point to make the score 20-13.
Weatherford seemed to take control of the game again, adding another touchdown with a 1:42 left before halftime to take a 27-13 lead into the locker room. The third quarter was played on even terms until Matt Lund punched it in from four yards out with 39 seconds left, to draw the Owls closer. Elgin tied the score when Matt Lund found the end-zone again with a 35 yard touchdown run. Gabe added the extra point to tie the ball game at 27-27. Weatherford had the ball and was trying to drive for the winning score when Coach Grigg’s defense came up with a huge fumble recovery. Tres Lorah snuck into the endzone with 35 seconds remaining to put the Owls on top and close out the comeback. Matt Lund had a huge night for the Owls with 154 yards on the ground and three touchdowns. Matt also had 74 yards receiving and added another touchdown to his total. Tres Lorah went 12 for 19 in passing and collected 178 yards in the air.
“Twenty unanswered points and a second half shutout,” Coach Wyatt said. “We played a fantastic football game Friday night. Defense answered the call from last week and the offense minimized miscues and did some great things.”
Elgin will host Bethany for Homecoming on Friday, Oct. 8, and Coach Wyatt had these thoughts on the upcoming game, “Bethany is extremely talented and well coached. They spread the ball around and have a tough running back and the quarterback is very athletic. They have a kid with Big 12 offers. Again, this week is about us preparing to play four quarters. Our focus has to be turned up.”