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Junior Kyler Cornwell ran for three touchdowns Friday as host Brentsville held off previously unbeaten Spotsylvania for a 34-30 victory.

Cornwell’s final touchdown run (seven yards) and Danny Silva’s extra point provided the difference by giving the Tigers a safe cushion. Brentsville took possession after senior Tate Lang forced a fumble that was recovered by Chris Detwiler.

Spotsylvania (3-1) closed to within four after scoring a touchdown and recording a two-point conversion.

Cornwell’s 4-yard run gave the Tigers (2-2) a 7-6 lead in the second quarter before Spotsylvania took a 14-13 halftime lead. Brentsville’s other touchdown in the first half came on a two-yard run by quarterback Guy Hayes.

Hayes scored on a 24-yard touchdown run on Brentsville’s first possession of the second half and then converted the two-point attempt to give the Tigers a 21-14 lead.

Spotsylvania retook the lead before Cornwell ripped off a 55-yard touchdown run to make the score 27-22.

Cornwell finished with 97 rushing yards on 11 carries. Hayes ran 12 times for 69 yards and was 8 of 10 passing for 119 yards. Kevin Peterson led Brentsville with four receptions for 34 yards.

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