Walton was led by Harby, who rushed 22 times for 102 yards. Christian Rutherford, Austin Kilmer and Mead contributed 59, 46 and 45 yards, respectively, on the ground.
Mead gave Walton a 6-0 lead in the first quarter on a 10-yard run. END’s Agan caught a 46-yard scoring pass from Thomas, who scored on the two-point run to make it 8-6 in the first quarter.
Rutherford’s 15-yard scoring run in the second quarter gave Walton a 12-8 lead, but the Crusaders’ Alex Frisbee recovered a fumble in the end zone as END re-took the lead. Dygert’s two-point run made it 16-12 at halftime.
A 43-yard run by Agan increased END’s lead to 22-12 in the third quarter.
Kilmer scored on a 14-yard run later in the third quarter and tacked on the two-point run as Walton closed to 22-20.
The Warriors will play an undetermined opponent this weekend as coach Jim Hoover attempts to win his 299th game.
Tioga 31, Sidney 0
The top-seeded Tigers rushed for more than 400 yards en route to beating visiting Sidney for the second straight week, this time in a Section Four Class D quarterfinal.
Brad Jump and Jesse Manuel had 192 and 175 rushing yards, respectively, as Tioga improved to 8-0.
The Tigers, who have won the past two sectional titles, led, 21-0, at halftime on the strength of two touchdown passes by Ryan Verguson and a 25-yard scoring run by Manuel.
Verguson hit Josh Kithcart on a 46-yard scoring play in the first quarter and connected with Justin Fiske on a 6-yard scoring pass in the second quarter. Tanner Folk hit PATs after both scores as Tioga took a 14-0 lead.
Mike Chase carried 15 times for 60 yards for Sidney (4-4). Senior quarterback Patrick Vibbard went 10-for-22 for 143 yards for the Warriors. Tanner Schunk and Dillon Rutenber had 57 and 56 receiving yards, respectively.
Sidney will cap its season this weekend with a non-leaguer against an opponent to be determined.