Cole Temple's 28-yard field goal with 4:23 left in the fourth quarter was the difference as the host Berean Christian High football team overcame four turnovers to post a 10-8 nonleague win over Emery on Saturday.
Emery took a 8-7 lead in the third quarter quarterback as Nate Walker capped a 60-yard drive with an 11-yard touchdown run on a naked bootleg, and Jerry Martin ran to the corner of the end zone on the two-point conversion. The touchdown was set up by a Davyon Frey's 51-yard catch to Berean Christian's 9.
Berean Christian's winning drive started early in the fourth quarter, and was aided by a pair of Emery penalties. On the Eagles' first play, an interception return for a touchdown by Martin was nullified by a defensive holding penalty. Two plays later, a member of the Spartans' coaching staff was whistled for unsportsmanlike conduct.
The Eagles (1-1) continued to move the ball deep into Emery territory before Temple made the field goal.
Berean Christian was without starting quarterback Garrett Anderson, who was held out after he suffered a concussion against St. Helena last week. Backup quarterback Nick Umali completed 7 of 15 passes for 58 yards and an interception.
The Eagles also lost junior lineman Lake Herbert for the season, as he suffered a broken right leg on punt return coverage in the second quarter.