KNAPPA - A pair of big turnovers helped the Knappa Loggers post a dramatic come-from-behind win Friday night against Corbett in a Northwest League football game.
Trailing 14-6 early in the fourth quarter, the Loggers scored two touchdowns for a 20-14 win over the Cardinals.
"It was a big game for both teams," said Knappa coach Aaron Thornton, whose team improves to 4-3 overall, 1-0 in league. "Now we have an even bigger one this week (Friday, at Nestucca)."
Corbett held a 6-0 lead after one quarter, before the Loggers tied it on Maury Dugan's seven-yard scoring reception from Cody Strickland.
After a scoreless third period, the Cards scored first in the fourth quarter, and added the two-point conversion for a 14-6 advantage.
But Knappa responded with a big drive, capped by Jeremy Lemire's seven-yard scoring run. The two-point conversion failed.
On the next play from scrimmage, Knappa's Doug Montgomery stripped the ball from a Corbett runner and returned it 30 yards for the go-ahead touchdown, followed by a successful two-point conversion.
The Cardinals returned the ensuing kickoff to the Logger 25-yard line, but another fumble was recovered by Knappa, which managed to run out the clock.
Strickland completed 9-of-16 passes for 107 yards, while Tevan Klauser gained 107 yards rushing on 16 carries.