Howard got by East Ridge, 14-10, Friday night in a Region 2-4A high school football game at Reggie White Field.
The loss drops the Pioneers to 5-4 overall and 2-3 in region play.
After a scoreless firs half, East Ridge’s Desmon Drake returned the second half kickoff 65 yards for a touchdown. Luis Serrato kicked a 24-yard field goal to account for the Pioneer points.
Howard’s Deorean Baer’s five-yard, game-winning touchdown in the final two minutes was set up by a 65-yard run by Jacobi Dixon.