Bald Eagle Area didn’t take kindly to losing its first-half lead Friday night.
The Eagles finished with a dominant 33-13 road victory over Troy after scoring 20 unanswered points in the final quarter. Coach Jesse Nagle’s team found itself up 13-0 at halftime but then watched Troy, a smaller program, bounce back to tie the game at 13-13 in the third quarter.
But, after that, it was all BEA.
Running back Blake Roberts got the scoring going 20 seconds into the final period, on a 26-yard TD scamper. And sophomore playmaker Gage McClenahan took it from there — he scored the other two touchdowns in the quarter to give him three for the game.
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McClenahan finished the season opener with eight carries for 161 yards, to go along with three catches for 44 yards. Jaden Jones was also solid through the air on 11-of-19 passing for 132 yards and no interceptions.
Charlee Harris, the female kicker who earned a piece of the starting job, was 3 of 3 on extra points.
Bald Eagle Area (1-0) will host Philipsburg-Osceola (1-0) at 7 p.m. next Friday.