NEWCOMERSTOWN -- Visiting United High School outscored Newcomerstown 33-13 in the second half of Friday's grid iron contest to pull away for a 40-20 victory over the Trojans.
The Golden Eagles (1-2) tallied 12 points in the third frame and 21 in the fourth while amassing 734 yards of offense -- 615 rushing and 119 passing -- to record their first victory of the season.
The Trojans (2-1) tried to keep pace with 586 yards of offense, but it was not enough as United's Mike Martin rushed for 368 yards and three scores while teammate Garrett Beech finished with 244 yards rushing and three touchdowns.
For Newcomerstown, Bril Dansby rushed for 384 yards and two touchdowns while Cody Hall added 80 yards and a score on 10 totes. The Trojans rushed for 490 yards while passing for 96.
The Golden Eagles opened the second half scoring on a 10-yard run by Beech. The point-after attempt failed, leaving the visitors with a 13-7 lead.
Newcomerstown answered with a five-yard touchdown run by Cody Hall in the fourth quarter, but the point-after kick failed leaving the two teams tied at 13 apiece. Unfortunately for the Trojans, that was as close as they would get as United scored the final 27 points en route to the victory.
Beech opened the run with a five-yard touchdown scamper and although the point-after kick failed, the score gave the Golden Eagles a 19-13 cushion.
The fourth quarter belonged to the Golden Eagles with Martin scoring the first points of the from on a 15-yard touchdown run. The point-after kick was good, giving United a 26-13 advantage.
Martin and Beech combined for the final two touchdowns of the game to secure the win.
In the first half, United opened the scoring with a 69-yard run by Martin. The point-after kick was good, giving the visitors a 7-0 lead.
Newcomerstown answered with a 69-yard run by Dansby, but the point-after attempt failed and the hosts trailed 7-6 at the half-time break.
As a team, United completed 9-of-17 pass attempts for 119 yards and an interception. Tayler Lewis was the leading receiver for the Golden Eagles with five catches for 95 yards.
United compiled 23 first down to just nine for the Trojans.
Both teams turned the ball over once during the contest.
United was whistled for 65 yards in penalties while the Trojans committed 40 yards in miscues.
NEXT-- Newcomerstown begins Inter-Valley Conference play on Friday with a trip to Strasburg. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.