After three quarters, the Eagles led 16-14, but Salesianum scored three fourth-quarter touchdowns.
After three quarters tonight, the Smyrna High School football team held a 16-14 advantage over Salesianum, but miscues led to three Sallies touchdowns as they pulled out a 35-16 win.
As a light rain fell on Charles V. Williams Stadium, Salesianum jumped out to a 14-0 first-quarter lead
But the Eagles battled back in the second quarter and surged ahead 16-14 at halftime.
Devin Smith scored for the Eagles on a 43-yard pass from quarterback Aidan Sanchez, and Wayne Knight ran for the two-point conversion.
Then Knight charged into the end zone on a four-yard run and ran for another two-point conversion.
In the third quarter, Smyrna's defense held Sallies on a fourth down play on the Eagles' 36-yard line.
After a Smyrna punt, Sallies drove into Eagles' territory again, but the Eagles held on third down. On fourth down, Salesianum tried a field goal but fumbled the snap and Smyrna took over.
In the fourth quarter, Salesianum forced a punt, but Smyrna's defense held again.
Salesianum punted and after the ball bounced, a Smyrna player tried to grab it but the ball squirted loose. After a scramble, a Salesianum player recovered the ball on Smyrna's 10-yard line.
Salesianum ran for a 10-yard TD and the two-point conversion to take a 22-16 lead with 8:59 left in the game.
Smyrna started a drive but fumbled and a Salesianum player picked up the ball and raced 40 yards to the end zone. The two-point try failed, but Sallies led 28-16 with 7:26 to play.
On Smyrna's next drive, Salesianum intercepted a pass. Sallies drove down the field again, scoring on a 12-yard run with 1:47 left in the game. The extra-point kick made the score 35-16.
NEXT GAME: Smyrna, now 2-6, will host Polytech next Friday, Nov. 9 on Senior Night at 7 p.m. This will be the final game this season for the Eagles who are only playing nine games because Irvington, New Jersey had to cancel its game with the Eagles.