Football Playoffs - Division III, Region 10

Bryan 41, Watterson 24

Eagles unable to slow down Schimmoeller, Golden Bears

Sunday November 4, 2012 6:52 AM

The Watterson High School football team fell behind early and was never able to recover in a 41-24 loss to undefeated Bryan in a first round Division III, Region 10 playoff game on Nov. 3 at Bryan.

Austin Schimmoeller accounted for five touchdowns, including three passes in the first half and totaled 247 yards through the air for the Golden Bears (11-0), who led 13-0 in the first quarter and never trailed.

With Bryan leading 20-17 to begin the fourth quarter, Schimmeoller added a pair of touchdown runs to put the game out of reach.

Watterson's Andy Elberson managed 132 yards passing - including a four-yard scoring strike to Mike Vlahakis in the second quarter - to go along with 105 yards on the ground and a pair of scores for the Eagles (7-4).

Michael Harper kicked a 29-yard field goal to get Watterson on the board in the second quarter.

The Eagles lost three fumbles, including one returned 44 yards for a Bryan touchdown by Dakota McNany late in the game.