Football Playoffs - Division III, Region 10

Bryan 41, Watterson 24

Eagles unable to slow down Schimmoeller, Golden Bears

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.