It wasn't pretty but the D.C Everest Evergreens won their first division game of the season 34-27 over Appleton West at Stiehm Stadium.
On the first play of the game, Appleton West's Zach Herbst hit Matt Reader for a 46-yard gain to get to the Evergreen 34. Penalties and two sacks killed the drive and the Terrors were forced to punt.
On their second drive, the Terrors went three and out. Their punt was partially blocked setting up the Evergreens at the Terrors 17. Everest's Wyatt Brown scored two plays later when he went into the end zone from one yard out.
The Evergreens got on the board again when Brown followed a wall of blockers for a 29 yard touchdown run to put the Evergreens up 14-0.
Appleton West got on the board when Tyrell Zarembski caught a screen pass and weaved his way through the Evergreen defense for a 50-yard touchdown.
D.C Everest would answer with a 16-yard touchdown run from Nick Sierakowski after a fumbled snap. The Evergreens went into the half up 21-7.
The Evergreens first drive of the second half ended with a one yard Sierakowski touchdown run to go up 28-7.
After two dead-ball penalties on the Evergreens the Terrors were able to pull the game to 28-14 when Herbst hit Reader for a two-yard touchdown.
A fumble by Brown gave the ball to the Terrors in the fourth quarter and they capitalized with Herbst hitting Reader for a 26-yard touchdown to bring the game within eight.
Everest rode running back Wyatt Brown to the tune of more than 200 yards including 65 yards on a drive that set up a Sierakowski 1-yard touchdown to put the Evergreens up 34-20.
Appleton West made it interesting converting on a fourth and two at the Evergreen 35 with Herbst hitting Reader for the long touchdown pass making it 34-27 with a minute remaining.
The onside kick went right to Nathan Sliefert of the Evergreens to seal their first division win of the season.