NARRAGANSETT – East Greenwich’s Andrew Miner had three touchdown passes and was named offensive MVP in a 24-14 win for the Avengers on Thanksgiving Day at Narragansett High School.
The Avengers (9-1, 7-1 Division III) took a 18-0 lead in the first half and never looked back. Although the Mariners (5-5, 4-4 Division III) made a run in the second half, they never came within a possession of East Greenwich.
Junior Carney Crawford scored the first touchdown for the Avengers, getting six yards on a pitch with 4:41 left in the first quarter.
The teams then traded stalled drives and turnovers, until the final four minutes of the second quarter. With 2:35 left in the first half, Miner completed a four-yard strike to senior Alexander Cleary, putting East Greenwich up 12-0.
With less than a minute left in the half, senior Kyle Palmer picked off a pass from Narragansett quarterback Kullen McGill. Thanks to two Narragansett unsportsmanlike penalties on the ensuing drive, Miner completed an eight-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Streich as time expired.
The pass gave East Greenwich an 18-0 lead, which was all the Avengers needed.
Narragansett got touchdowns on the ground from Deontae Stanley and Reed Nelson, and Alex Burrows recovered an onside kick. However, Miner completed a touchdown pass to Palmer to keep the game out of reach.
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