The Eagles trailed 21-20 until Jake Allen connected with Emoni Williams on a 39-yard touchdown pass with 35 seconds to play.
The win lifted Mount Paran to a 2-0 start to the season, despite the Eagles having to overcome 15 penalties.
“I’ve been coaching long enough now that a win is a win and I’ll take it,” Mount Paran coach Mitch Jordan said. “Especially when they’re so hard to come by. That might be the ugliest win that I’ve been a part of.”
The Eagles had led most of the night only to see Brookstone come back and take a one-point lead with 5:22 left in the game.
Allen completed 10 of 17 passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns.
Williams, who scored three touchdowns in Mount Paran’s Week 1 victory over Our Lady of Mercy, had more than 100 yards of total offense, including a 35-yard rushing touchdown and the game winning 39-yard touchdown catch.
“I can’t say enough about Dorian Walker and how hard he ran,” Jordan said. “He’s a talented young man. And then Emoni stepped up big again. He took a tremendous shot on a fake (in the second quarter) then battled back in the second half, and just had a tremendous half.”
The Eagles will travel to Landmark Christian next week with a chance to move to 3-0 for the first time since 2009.
“We’re going to have to make our corrections then play one of the best teams in the state,” Jordan said about containing the penalties. “We’ve just got to continue to get better.”