Alexan­der rum­bles ahead of the pack for un­de­feated Ea­gles

The Covington News - - Sports -

With the Ea­gles trail­ing El­bert County 22-21 last Fri­day, East­side coach Rick Hurst called on his se­nior run­ning back to bail him out. He re­sponded.

Brod­er­ick Alexan­der took a hand­off over the left side and rum­bled 53 yards for a touch­down to re­cap­ture the lead and re­store or­der.

Af­ter the de­fense held the Blue Devils on four downs, B.A. as he’s called re­sponded once again with a 10-yard run to seal the game and earn The Cov­ing­ton News/Johnny’s Pizza Prep Ath­lete of the Week.

For the game, Alexan­der had 137 yards on 13 car­ries while pick­ing up 13 yards on one re­cep­tion.

“That run by B.A. was huge for us,” Hurst said af­ter Fri­day’s win. “That just goes to show you what kind of player he is.”

Alexan­der is a four year var­sity

years at New­ton. Since he has been cur­rently leads his team in rush­ing with 276 as well as in touch­down

ally spreads the ball be­tween four run­ning backs and Quar­ter­back Justin Wray, Alexan­der’s are that much more im­pres­sive.

For the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year, the Ea­gles have started 4-0. Alexan­der said he feels good about where

Eyes on the prize:

Mandi Singer/The Cov­ing­ton News

Brod­er­ick Alexan­der car­ried the Ea­gles to their first re­gion win Fri­day and has been East­side's lead­ing rusher in 2008.

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