BY CALEB CHRISMAN
NPT SPORTS WRITER
BAILEYTON - North Greene took advantage of Cosby turnovers Friday night, and in the process ended a four-game losing streak.
Cosby turned the ball over four times, and North Greene capitalized en route to a 33-15 home victory in Region 1-A play.
"It was a good win for us," North Greene head coach Scotty Verran said. "We played a little bit more physical tonight and the guys really stepped up."
The visiting Eagles (1-7, 1-4) had no problem moving the ball offensively, but couldn't seem to hang on to the ball, particularly on special teams.
Along with one turnover on offense, Cosby had two fumbles on punt returns and one on a kick return.
North Greene out-gained Cosby 361-240 in total offensive yardage. Tyler Bailey finished with four touchdowns on 114 yards rushing. Zane Britton added 126 yards on the ground.
Dereck Weeks led Cosby with 92 yards and a touchdown on just seven carries.
North Greene (2-6, 2-3) grabbed an early lead off a Cosby turnover on special teams. Bailey ran in a score from five yards out to put the Huskies up 7-0.
After Cosby's first offensive possession also ended in a turnover, Brody Williams picked off a Bailey pass and returned it to North Greene's 10.
The Eagles were unable to punch in a touchdown, however, as the Huskies' defense forced a turnover on downs early in the second quarter.
Britton added an 11-yard touchdown with 6:13 left in the half as the Huskies drove from their own 18 to extend their lead to 13-0.
Cosby was able to move the ball on their next possession and added a 26-yard field from Nathan Webb to chip the lead to 13-3.
The Eagles had a chance to cut the lead to one score heading into the half, but a Dereck Weeks pass fell incomplete as he looked to hook up with Brody Williams.
Cosby came out of the locker room with some fire as they marched right down the field and scored to chip the lead to 13-9.
Weeks scrambled for a touchdown on a fourth down play for an 18-yard score, but he would leave the game later with an ankle injury.
The Eagles held North Greene on its first possession of the half, but Cosby fumbled the ensuing punt, giving all of the momentum back to the Huskies.
Bailey scored on back-to-back drives for the Huskies to extend the lead to 27-9.
Dylan Dechent returned a fumble for a 55-yard touchdown, cutting the lead 27-15 with 6:40 left in the game, and giving Cosby a chance.
However, the Eagles turned the ball over on downs on their next possession, and the Huskies added a late score to put things out of reach.