it 14-7 with 38 seconds remaining in the third quarter.
Other than that, the Eagles constantly set themselves back or gave the Warriors good field position with 14 penalties in the second half alone for a total of 115 yards and 18 infractions on the day for 145 yards.
Norristown had a chance to expand its lead early in the fourth when Watson and Thomas hooked up on a 33yard play to the Warrior 20.
“We finally got it going, trying to keep going to our playmaker,” said Milligan.
The Eagles advanced to a 1st-and-goal at the nine before penalties pushed them all the way back to the 37 and they turned the ball over on downs at the 30. But Norristown got the ball back on a sack on fourth down by Liam Smith and Santio Carlomagno and ran out the final two minutes with the help of a 23-yard run for a first down by Watson.
“Getting our first league win is always good,” said Milligan. “We had two close games that we weren’t able to win. As things go along, we’re trying to change the culture.”
So is Methacton, which had lost 15 in a row before defeating Boyertown in Week 5.
“We made way too many mistakes, particularly on offense, if we expect to win football games,” said Warrior coach Dave Lotier, whose team was flagged for nine penalties for 85 yards and threw three interceptions. “Our kids are fighting hard. But if you don’t execute, you’re not going to be successful.