Despite playing without its two top weapons, Hoover still was able to move the ball effectively against the Minutemen, but couldn't punch it in. Lewis County was only able to gain 24 more total yards and the Huskies had eight more first downs.
Hoover drove inside the Lewis County 15-yard line four times and inside the 10 on three occasions but every time, the Minutemen defense responded.
In the first half, Hoover drove to the Lewis County 9, but a fourth-and-6 pass only gained 4 yards, Later in the second quarter, the Huskies drove to the Minutemen 14-yard line but a fourth down Americo pass fell incomplete.
In the third quarter, Hoover had a 20-play drive to the Lewis County 6, but a 3-yard loss by Scarberry, an Americo incompletion and a Minutemen sack on fourth drive stalled the long drive.
The Huskies added another impressive 14-play drive in the final quarter, but facing a third-and-goal from the Minuteman 5, Scarberry was tackled for a 3-yard gain. On fourth down, the freshman was held just short of the goal.
"The offense needs to finish up some drives," Meyer said. "We were able to move the ball pretty well and I think we were inside their 20-yard line four times, and came away with nothing.
"We were on the field all night defensively," Vincent said. "We couldn't get them off the field. To our credit, we were able to come up big on third and fourth down and were able to keep them out of the end zone."
Lewis County was led by Dustin Martin, with 102 yards on just eight carries. Fullback Ryan Carson added 92 yards on eight carries.
Minutemen fullback Mark Metzgar scored the first touchdown of the game with a 5-yard run early in the first quarter, and added another 15-yard TD later in the quarter. Martin's 80-yard TD scamper midway through the second quarter rounded out the scoring.