The Edwardsburg Eddies played host to South Christian in the Regional Finals for the second time in the 2021 calendar year. Though the end result was the same as the January matchup, the Sailors posed a much more strenuous challenge for the Eddies this fall, falling 28-14.
Jacob Pegura got the scoring started in this game for Edwardsburg. The Eddies completed a 12-play, 62-yard touchdown march that took up nearly six minutes of game clock, scoring on a 5-yard carry by Pegura. This was the lone scoring play of the opening quarter, giving the Eddies a 7-0 lead.
In the second quarter, Edwardsburg extended their lead. Andrew Colvin, who came in to relieve the injured starting signal-caller for the Eddies, reeled off a 31-yard touchdown run. South Christian would get back within seven on a 15-yard touchdown toss from Jake DeHaan to Colton Schreur. It would remain 14-7 at halftime.
In the third quarter, Colvin again broke free. This time, he capped off a 9-play scoring drive with a 36-yard carry. Once again, the Sailors would not go away. DeHaan used his legs this time, finish a 12-play touchdown march. Earlier in the drive, South Christian benefitted from a 33-yard flea-flicker pass.
Edwardsburg provided some insurance late in the fourth quarter. With just under three minutes to go, Logan McColley powered across the goal line from a yard out. The Eddies outgained South Christian 322-243 in this game. Two Sailors interceptions were costly in this contest, as was the inability of South Christian to convert on third downs (2/9).
Next week, the Eddies will take on Unity Christian in the State Semifinals. Many view this as a battle between the State’s best teams in Division 4. The ‘Saders lead the State with 693 points scored, and they defeated Cadillac 53-22. Edwardsburg will bring their defense that averages 4.7 points allowed per contest into this prized heavyweight fight. Their offense with 631 points scored is no slouch either.