The 3-A Division II #1 ranked Newton Eagles held off the 4-A Division II #3 ranked West Orange-Stark Mustangs 20-14 before a standing-room-only crowd in Newton on Friday night.
Newton took an early 6-0 lead and then added another touchdown with a 2-point conversion in the 2nd quarter to stretch that lead out to 14-0.
However, West Orange-Stark cut it in half to make it a 14-7 ballgame at halftime.
In the second half, Newton went up 20-7 late in the 4th quarter, and a furious comeback attempt by WO-S netted them only one touchdown, and Newton won it 20-14.
Newton is now 3-0 while WO-S falls to 2-1.