BARTON — Carson Pate and Taylor Mathis both scored twice Friday night, but an early attack from Barton was too much to overcome for Mayflower in a 43-28 defeat.

With the loss, the Eagles moved to 3-5 overall and 2-3 in the 2-3A Conference with two critical games left.

Pate scored Mayflower’s first and third touchdowns, 12 and 2 yards, respectively. The first came early in the second quarter and the second in the closing minutes of the third.

Mathis’ touchdowns came early in the third quarter — a 10-yard run — and a 2-yard run in the closing seconds of the game.

Matthew Post had four PATs in the game.

Mayflower will host Arkansas Baptist next week.