BELPRE - Visiting Fort Frye, trailing 13-7 at halftime, took control of Friday night's game in the second half to blank Belpre 21-0 en route to recording a 28-13 victory over the Golden Eagles at Ralph Holder Stadium.
The Cadets squared their mark at 1-1 while Belpre fell to 0-2.
Fort Frye scored first in the contest, using a 47-yard scamper on the final play of the first quarter by quarterback Chandler Lang to the Belpre 5 to set up his own seven-yard touchdown dash at 11:15 of the second stanza for a 7-0 lead.
Belpre, though, tallied twice before the first half ended. Quarterback Todd Packard found Tyler Martin all alone behind the defense at the Cadet 40 for a 60-yard aerial pickup to the Fort Frye 1, from where Packard sneaked the ball across the goal line at 9:50, but the PAT failed, leaving Belpre still down by one at 7-6.
Then a Golden Eagle fumble recovery, one of three in the game, at midfield led to Belpre's second TD as Packard tossed a 16-yard scoring strike to Manny Tullius at 4:34.
The extra point by freshman kicker Adrienne Blair gave her team its six-point lead at intermission as Packard intercepted for Belpre with 1:33 left at the Golden Eagle 4.
Fort Frye scored on the opening possession of the second half, driving 60 yards with Chandler Lang punching into the end zone from a yard out at 7:56 of the third quarter to go ahead 14-13.
In the fourth period, Packard was tackled in the end zone for a safety at the 8:16 mark and a 16-13 Cadet lead.
Shawn Cuthbertson broke loose from a tackle, then sped back the other way 48 yards to paydirt with 6:36 to play, and after Derek Bates intercepted a Belpre pass at the Golden Eagle 42 with 6:28 left, Spencer Lang broke free through the line and raced 62 yards for a TD with three minutes remaining.
For the game, Fort Frye rolled up 378 yards rushing, with a pair of 100-yarders in Chandler Lang with 134 and Spencer Lang with 122, as well as Cuthbetson with an almost 100-yard yard effort with 95. The Cadets totaled 443 yards to just 160, 110 passing and 50 rushing, for Belpre.