Eupora looks to bounce back against Leflore County
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For the first time this season, Eupora had a real let down last Friday night when they traveled to Winona.
The Eagles (6-2, 1-1 Class 2A, Region 4) were coming off a win over East Webster in the annual Maroon Bowl at home and had also earned big wins over Class 3A teams Choctaw County and Charleston. Their one loss for the year had come against Newton in a hard-fought 24-19 battle against one of the state’s top teams in the North.
With a solid first seven games under their belt, the eighth game was quite disappointing as Winona took home a 3518 win last week.
“We played a lot of big games before that and you hadn’t beat East Webster in a couple of years and then you won that,” Eupora coach Stephen Edwards said. “You let your guard down. Tip your hat to coach (Joey) Thompkins and (Winona) they had a good game plan.
“We play in a talented division. If you let your guard down, you’re going to lose.”
As disappointed as Edwards was in the flat performance, his players were as well. Quarterback Tanner Knight has been a spark for the team at quarterback this year as he came back healthy after breaking his collarbone a year ago.
Knight has thrown for 1,114 yards this year with 14 touchdowns and six interceptions and it’s opened up the offense for the team’s running attack led by Edwin Herard
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