Wray, de­fense lead East­side to 20-6 win over Al­covy

The Covington News - - Sports - By Josh Briggs

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

An­thony Banks/The Cov­ing­ton News

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.

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