NEWCOMERSTOWN -- Newcomerstown High dropped a 42-12 decision to visiting Garaway in Inter-Valley Conference play Friday night at Lee Stadium.
Although the scoreboard didn't show it, Newcomerstown (2-5 overall, 2-2 IVC) managed to have several players with impressive performances.
Leading that group was senior receiver Jason Garland, who reeled in two passes and made them count for 126 yards and two touchdowns.
Junior quarterback George Brode connected on 4-of-11 passes for 140 yards and the two TD strikes to Garland.
The Trojans' rushing attack was led by Dylan Little, who used 14 carries to gain 80 yards. Following Little in the ground game was senior Walker McMullen, who had 13 touches and tallied 61 rushing yards.
Garaway (3-4 overall, 2-2 IVC) put up some impressive numbers of its own in the victory as junior quarterback R.J. Jacobs was dialed in, going 26-for-43 for 331 yards and four touchdowns.
Snagging the majority of those passes was Quinn Miller, who registered 14 catches for an eye-popping 223 yards and two scores. Brady Winters also piled up some yards by turning in seven grabs for 60 yards.
Jacobs was the leading rusher for the Pirates with 65 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown, with Winters also scoring a touchdown.
The Pirates had things under control going into the fourth quarter when Newcomerstown received a 57-yard touchdown pass from Brode to Garland, but the point-after was no good.
Following another touchdown from Garaway, the Trojans responded for the final time but it was too little, too late when Brode found Garland again for a 69-yard pass that ended in six points.
Both teams finished with 130 rushing yards, but Garaway tallied 23 first downs to just eight for NHS. Garaway lit up the sky and the scoreboard with 331 passing yards while the Trojans only managed 140 passing yards.
The Pirates garnered 461 total yards of offense 270 for the Trojans.
NEXT-- Newcomerstown entertains Sandy Valley in another IVC contest Friday at 7 p.m.