East­side eyes 6-0 start, vis­its Hart County tonight

The Covington News - - Sports - By Josh Briggs

East­side may have shocked the foot­ball com­mu­nity with Satur­day’s 38-14 dis­man­tling of Re­gion 8-AAA jug­ger­naut Stephens County Satur­day, but Ea­gle coach Rick Hurst knew all along

Tonight, the Ea­gles get an­other test when they travel north to Hartwell to take on Hart County at Hern­don Sta

“We’ve had a good week of prac­tice “Hart County is yet an­other tough team that has a rich tra­di­tion so we have to be

against the In­di­ans in Satur­days win and

The Ea­gles will need to turn up the de­fen­sive pres­sure as Hurst said he doesn’t ex­pect Hart County to be as sloppy with will need to do a bet­ter job against the

that we could stop the run in the sec­ond half, but you can’t give up 175 yards to

Af­ter In­dian run­ning back Ren Teasley ran all over the Ea­gles’ de­fense in three turnovers and take con­trol of the - night as East­side will look to its plethora of run­ning backs to chew up yardage on


Against Stephens County, Git Aiken proved to be the man as he ran for 108 still out, East­side will get Rashad Hill, Tony At­wa­ter, Aiken and bruiser back

Wray threw for more than 100 yards and a touch­down Satur­day and Hurst feels good about his se­nior quar­ter The Ea­gles will look to spread the ball and take ad­van­tage of what­ever Hart

great job read­ing the de­fense and his ac- Coaches: East­side, Rick Hurst; Hart Co., Joby Scroggs Records: East­side (5-0, 2-0 Re­gion 8AAA); Hart Co. (2-3, 1-1) Last week: East­side, de­feated Stephens Co. 38-14, Hart Co. de­feated Jack­son Co. 41-0 Pre­dic­tion: EAST­SIDE, Justin Wray had the best all-around game of his ca­reer last week ver­sus Stephens County. Big play­ers show up in big games and Hart County on the road is cer­tainly a tough task. Wray and com­pany will han­dle the pres­sure and East­side keeps it go­ing on the road. The Ea­gles move one step closer to their goal of a state cham­pi­onship run.

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