Eastside falls to Chestatee
The Eastside Eagles lost their region opener and took their second loss of the season against Chestatee Friday night, falling 33-23 at Sharp Stadium.
Eastside struggled to slow down Chestatee’s running attack. Chestatee ran the ball very effectively, gaining chunks of yards on each of its carries.
“We made too many mistakes,” Eastside coach Rick Hurst said. “We (have) to fix between the ears right now; it’s not the physical part.”
Eastside (2-2, 0-1) came out of the gates strong, scoring the first points of the game on its second drive. Eastside moved methodically on the drive, as Jomandi Smith, Carlos Huggins, Andrew Henderson and Anthony Henderson all had carries on the possession that totaled 34 yards.
quarterback Demario Terrell completed passes to Quintrell Mathis and Evan House for 21 yards on the drive, with Smith capping off the scoring run with a 5-yard run for a touchdown at the end of the first quarter. Eastside converted the two-point conversion, taking an 8-0 lead.
Chestatee responded quickly score.
Chestatee running back Zachary Cheshire had a huge drive opening up the second quarter. Cheshire had two big runs on the series, one for 16 yards and another for 27 yards. He finished the drive with a 4-yard run for a touchdown.
Eastside’s Jaquan Henderson took the ensuing kickoff for a 99yard touchdown after Cheshire’s score, giving Eastside a 16-6 lead.
Chestatee scored once more before halftime on a 35-yard run to the house
Chestatee's Jamie Arroyo breaks free from an Eastside tackle Friday night against the Eagles.