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Terrace Pee Wees win nail biting comeback victory over EJ 27-20

The Terrace Tigers Pee Wee team showed Saturday what never giving up and battling to the very end could do as it erased a 13-6 halftime deficit against East Juniata and came out with a nail biting 27-20 last second victory in the second game of the Central Keystone Football and Cheer League Championship weekend.

With the game tied at 20 with 31.5 ticks left on the clock, Terrace’s Evan Rhodes got his hands on the ball and blasted his way into the end zone from 13-yards out to give his team the victory.

In the first quarter, quarterback Mason Ettinger hit a wide open Rhodes on a 37-yard passing touchdown, giving Terrace the first lead of the ball game with 5:31 left in the first.

With time running low in the first, East Juniata battled its way into the end zone to take the lead 7-6.

Eli Graham muscled his way to end zone on a 21-yard touchdown run.

Jeremy Kipp, who has a game high 157 yards rushing, gave his team a 13-7 lead going into the intermission, scoring on a 75-yard scamper.

However, Terrace would tie things at 13 on its first possession when Ettinger broke free from the line and blazed his way down the first scoring on a 53-yard run with 7:50 left in the third.

East Juniata took back the lead on play later as Kipp scored on a 60-yarder, putting the Terrace behind once again 20-13.

But the Tigers were relentless and managed to tie things up Early in the fourth.

A pass from Ettinger to Cruz Esquillin seemed to be stopped. But Esquillin alertly handed the ball to Rhodes. Rhodes did the rest as he took it the rest of the way for a score, tying things at 20.

After an East Juniata fumble, the Terrace began a slow methodical march downfield.

On a time consuming drive of just over six minutes, Rogers scores on the 12th play of the drive and a crucial fourth down play, giving the Terrace the come from behind victory, 27-20.

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