(POTOSI, Mo.) – It went down to the wire, but the Potosi Trojans returned to the win column with a 14-6 victory over the North County Raiders Friday on J-98. A wild start to the game featured both teams recovering their own onside kicks in the first quarter. North County did so after punching in the first touchdown of the game on a short pass from Nolan Reed to Layton Mallow.

North County couldn’t convert on the two-point try, so it remained 6-0. Potosi finally answered late in the second quarter capping off a long drive with an Isaac Gaghen run.

Blake Henson converted the PAT to give Potosi a 7-6 lead going into halftime. The Trojans took the ball first in the second half and used up half the third-quarter clock before punching in an insurance touchdown.

In the fourth, Potosi ran a 20-play drive to eat up most of the quarter, but couldn’t convert a 28-yard field goal to go up two scores. That allowed North County a chance to drive down the field to try and tie the game. With the ball on the Trojans’ half of the field, the Potosi defense came up with the play of the game.

Trojans head coach Ed Haar said his players had a true belief that they could get the job done.

Raiders head coach Brian Jones said it was tough to find a groove in this game.

Potosi earned its first victory over North County since 2014 and improved to 4-4 on the season, while the Raiders are now 2-6. North County will host John Burroughs next Friday while the Trojans get DeSoto at home to finish the regular season.