The Mathews High School varsity football team extended its winning streak to 4-0, beating Lancaster on Monday night by a 29-23 margin.
Mathews jumped out to an early lead with first-quarter rushing touchdowns by Dayshon Williamson (two yards), Chris Davis (20 yards) and James Pavik (one yard). Tyler Tillman was 3-for-3 on PAT attempts.
However, after that first quarter, Mathews struggled and fell behind to the homestanding Lancaster Red Devils, 23-21, in the fourth quarter.
"Mathews played with character," MHS head coach Paul White said. "We played really well early in the game but played really bad going into halftime. Lancaster is a good football team and well coached, but our kids played really hard in the second half. We made several mistakes, but effort and character can cover mistakes."
Trailing by two points with only 1:11 left in the game, the Mathews character showed through as Blue Devil quarterback Ryan Ewell connected with wide receiver Deondre...
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