Falkner came in to Friday night’s showdown against Ashland searching for their first win of the season.
Picking up your first win of the year against a district rival is the best type of win.
The Eagles (1-4, 1-0) took out the visiting Blue Devils 42-26 to secure head coach Ty Priest’s first career victory.
In a back and forth contest, the Eagles got a pair of plays late to clinch the win.
Falkner led 20-14 at halftime but found themselves trailing 26-20 heading to the fourth quarter. Starting quarterback Benton Hopkins was knocked out of the game with a lower body injury.
Enter senior receiver turned QB Cody Johnson.
Johnson completed a 26 yard touchdown to Zay Hudson and ran in for a 33 yard scramble to give the Eagles the lead. Safety Austin Sullivan got a pick six with 18 seconds remaining and Ryan Caviness got a two point conversion to ice the victory for the Eagles.
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