Southmoreland trailed 21-7 after the first quarter Friday night, but responded with 55 unanswered points for a 62-21 Interstate Conference victory at Brownsville.
Tony Johnson’s 94-yard touchdown run just 28 seconds into the game spotted the Falcons (1-2, 2-3) with the early lead. Daniel Grant’s 2-yard run about four minutes later doubled the advantage to 14-0.
Southmoreland (4-0, 5-0) responded with Zach Cernuto’s 14-yard touchdown pass to Riley Comforti, but Javaughn Dove’s 20-yard touchdown pass from Hunter Assad to give the Falcons a 21-7 lead.
The Scotties tied the game in the second quarter on a 49-yard touchdown pass from Cernuto to Comforti and Anthony Govern’s 67-yard flea-flicker touchdown pass to Brandon Peterson.
Colt Harper scored all three touchdowns in the third quarter for Southmoreland on runs of 8, 3 and 2 yards.
Peterson scored on a 23-yard fumble return, Comforti caught a 28-yard touchdown pass from Cernuto and Anthony Stewart powered into the end zone from two yards to close the run in the fourth quarter.
Cernuto completed 12-of-17 passes for 192 yards. Comforti caught six passes for 141 yards. Harper gained 54 yards on 14 carries.
The Falcons’ Johnson carried the ball four time for 108 yards. Grant had 73 yards rushing on 20 carries.