On a rainy and cold Friday night, it was a duo of Bulldog sophomores who helped Butler come back for a 20-10 win. Quarterback Christian LeMay and running back/defensive lineman Jawaun Edwards made several key plays in the second half to lift the Bulldogs (8-0) past the Eagles (7-1).
LeMay had runs of seven and eight yards to keep two drives going, as well as a key completion to sophomore Deion Walker for 12 yards and a first down. Edwards had two tackles for a loss and 56 yards rushing, all in the second half. His last run, a 31 yard touchdown, sealed the deal for the Bulldogs, as Edwards ran over two Eagle players in the open field on his way to the end zone.
Neither team was sharp in the first half. Butler fumbled twice and missed two field goals. The Eagles had a field goal blocked and fumbled twice. The Eagles were up 3-0 at the half.
After an 80 yard drive for a touchdown to open the half, the Eagles went up 10-0. But the Bulldogs came right back. On their next possesion, Anthony Short scooped up a Markel Moore fumble and ran 26 yards for a touchdown. Later in the third quarter, Short took a statue of liberty hand off from LeMay, fooling most of the Eagle defense while rumbling five yards for the touchdown.
East Meck never got the offense going after their third quarter touchdown, going three straight drives for negative yards.