Wray, defense lead Eastside to 20-6 win over Alcovy
Eastside came into Friday night’s game against Alcovy looking to complete the county sweep. Mission accomplished.
The Eagles overcame several penalties and two interceptions inside the red zone to knock off Alcovy 20-6 at Sharp Stadium and improve to 2-0 over county opponents.
The Tigers (1-1) stayed in the game and had several opportunities to take control. But Eastside’s defense and ball control on offense proved to be the difference as Alcovy managed just a single touchdown.
Justin Wray rushed for 90 yards on 14 carries and threw for another 62 yards as the Eagles amassed 279 total yards on the ground for the game.
“Our defense played lights out,” Eastside coach Rick Hurst said. “We have a lot of kids playing both ways and I’ll take it. I don’t care if we score three points a game. If we put our best players on defense, we’ll win ball games.”
The Eagles started the game much
On the loose: Above, Tony Atwater (33) puts the juke on the defender in the fourth quarter Friday against Alcovy at Sharp Stadium. Below, Eagle quarterback Justin Wray (10) survey's the field as Alcovy's Matt Gunnells (44) closes in for the sack. Wray led all rushers with 90 yards including a first-quarter rushing score in Eastside's 20-6 victory.