NEW CARLISLE – It was a bittersweet night for the Butler Aviators Friday night as they gained their first win of the season but likely lost starting quarterback Tyler Burley for the year according to head coach Nathan Hyatt.
Burley was injured on Butler’s first drive and was relieved by sophomore Mason Motter.
The Aviators spotted homestanding Tecumseh a 7-0 lead early but stormed back with 24 unanswered points to defeat the Arrows 24-7 on Friday night.
The win evens Butler’s record at 1-1 on the season and marks the first win as head coach Hyatt.
After falling behind 7-0, Butler got on the board with a field goal to trail 7-3 at the end of the first quarter. The Aviators took the lead with 8:52 in the second quarter on a keeper by quarterback Mason Motter and then padded that lead at 17-7 on a touchdown by Logan Flatt with 42 seconds left in the first half.
Flatt added another touchdown in the final quarter to set the final score.
Butler will return to action Friday as they open their home schedule by hosting Wilmington in the annual Play for a Cure game. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
(This story will be updated with stats and comments by coach Hyatt.)
Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.