NEWCASTLE - Elgin traveled to Newcastle on Friday, Nov. 2, and had hopes of ending their season on a high note. However, Newcastle’s offense kicked in the turbo boosters and that resulted in Elgin finishing the season on the losing end of a 56-7 score. The Racers scored 21 points in the first quarter and put Elgin in an early 21-0 hole, which the Owls could never dig themselves out of. Seneca Coleman, who had sat out the first quarter, entered the game in the second quarter and helped march Elgin to their only score of the evening.
Seneca’s one yard touchdown run cut the lead to 21-7 Racers and gave The Owls a small sliver of hope. Newcastle promptly responded with another touchdown of their own to arrange the halftime score of 28-7. Elgin took the opening kickoff of the second half and drove the ball down to their own 10-yard line and then disaster struck for the Owls. Quarterback Lance Bianchini was intercepted by the Newcastle defense and the interception was returned 95 yards to lengthen the Racers lead to 35-7.
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