KENT CITY — The home opener for the Kent City Eagles was a nail-biter on Thursday night.

The Eagles trailed after every quarter until it mattered most … at the end of the game. When the dust clear, the Eagles had a narrow 28-27 victory over Central Montcalm.

Host Kent City trailed 13-0 after one quarter, 21-14 at the half and 21-20 after three quarters before escaping with the victory in the final quarter.

Mason Westbrook led the Eagles with 103 yards rushing. Caden Hartzel added 30 yards on the ground.

Quarterback Kyler Larson was a dual threat with 51 yards rushing and 76 passing.

Westbrook and Chase Moreno were the Eagles’ leading tacklers with eight each. Kyle Montrusso added six tackles.

Kent City hosts Watervliet next Saturday.