EAGLES 50, PANTHERS 0 Eagles score 50 in first half, cruise past Jackson Co.
COVINGTON - The Eastside Eagles gathered at Homer Sharp field Friday night for the schools 10th annual homecoming game.
With the rain steadily coming down and the homecoming court huddled under the canopy, the Eagles (6-1, 3-1 Region 8-AAA) took the field in what would turn out to be a statement game.
Running the ball with ease, the Eagles mounted more than 400 total yards of offense as they rolled the Jackson County Panthers 50-0.
“They were dedicated to playing for homecoming tonight,” Eastside coach Rick Hurst said. “We wanted to play with a purpose and with emotion and I think we accomplished it.”
On the opening drive of the game the Eagles started on their own 35yard line and went on a six-play, 65 yard scoring drive. Git Aiken scampered for 44 of his 83 yards and scored the first of his three touchdowns to give the Eagles a quick 7-0 lead.
After forcing a quick three-andout, the Eagles received an early Christmas gift as the Panthers long snapper snapped the ball over the punter’s head into the end zone for an Eastside safety.
Receiving a short punt at the 48yard line, the Eagles called Aiken’s number again as he ran for chewed up 34 more yards on his way to his second touchdown of the night.
Up 16-0, the Eagles defense, which would be over shadowed by the offensive display, forced the Panthers to cough up the ball. Karl Williams fell on the loose ball to give Eastside possession at the 45-yard line.
Looking to pounce on the Panthers while they were down, Hurst called a play action pass. Quarterback Justin Wray executed the play to perfection as he hit Antarius Terrell for a 55yard touchdown to extend Eastside’s
Karl Williams lays the wood on the quarterback during Eastside's region win over Jackson Co. Friday at Sharp Stadium. The Eagles remain in first place and move to 6-1 overall.