Newton Eagles soar onto coveted trip to state

The Newton Eagles spotted Boling an early 14-0 lead, thanks to two TD's by Alabama committ Vernon Jackson, but then came roaring back to post a 56-28 win Friday night in the 3A Division II semifinals at Porter.

The Eagles were sparked by a forced fumble at the Boling one yard line, that set up a TD by QB Josh Foster, to get Newton back within 21-20.

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Then it was a 69 yard hook and ladder play to the 12Star Athlete of the Week Darwin Barlow, to give the Eagles a 27-21 lead.

Foster then hooked up with Noah Williams for a 23 yard TD pass to make it 33-21 Eagles.

Newton will face Gunter for the state championship Thursday night at 7 pm at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

Friday's Scores
By The Associated Press


Class 5A Division I

State Semifinals

Manvel 35, Angleton 10

Class 4A District I

State Semifinals

Carthage 46, Waco La Vega 39

Kennedale 54, Stephenville 28

Class 4A District II

State Semifinals

West Orange-Stark 30, Wimberley 21

Class 3A Division I

State Semifinals

Rockdale 31, Yoakum 21

Class 3A Division II

State Semifinals

Gunter 56, Canadian 27

Newton 56, Boling 28