Eisenhower drops heartbreaker at Mercer

MERCER, Pa. – PJ Boggs scored on a 1-yard touchdown run with 1:40 remaining in the fourth quarter to lift Mercer to a 20-14 win over Eisenhower on Friday.

The win was the second in as many seasons by six points for the Mustangs over the Knights, who earned a 19-13 win at the Pasture of Pain in 2018.

The loss was the third straight to start the season for the Knights and overshadowed a strong night from junior quarterback Owen Trumbull, who tossed a pair of touchdown passes.

The Mustangs (2-1) started the second quarter with a bang, as Aidan Bright’s 78-yard touchdown scamper, coupled with the 2-point conversion, made it 8-0.

Eisenhower responded, as Trumbull connected with Dillon Benson to make it 8-7 with 3:32 left in the second quarter.

That score held until midway through the third quarter, when Trumbull found Zane Alexander from 8 yards out to give the Knights a 14-8 lead.

Mercer tied the game on the first play of the fourth quarter on Ethan Wiley’s 1-yard plunge before the late-game dramatics.

The Knights will aim for their first win when they return home next Friday to host Saegertown.