Faith Rams Fort Dale Eagles 28-10
Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 9, 2004
For the second time this season Fort Dale was a homecoming date.
The first time, they used that motivation to pick up a win. Friday night at Faith Academy, they weren't so lucky.
Fort Dale's three-game winning streak was ended with a 28-10 loss.
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To start the first quarter, Faith lined up in their conservative T formation. On the first play from scrimmage, running back Alex Erobu took the handoff from quarterback Joseph Anderson around left end for a substantial gain. The next play, Anderson handed off to John Mothershed. The fullback rammed his way through the heart of the Eagle defense en route to another gain to keep their drive moving.
These two athletes dealt the Fort Dale defense fits.
Faith struck first in the second quarter.
After moving the ball down deep into Eagle territory, Anderson once again handed off to Mothershed. He lowered his shoulder and found his way into the end zone from seven yards out for the touchdown. The point after was good and the Rams had their first lead of the night.
Fort Dale strung together a drive of their own.
David Moore completed a pass to receiver David Paulk. Paulk attempted to gain extra yardage and had the ball come free.
Lineback Jay Joiner pounced on the loose football and brought it to the house. The point after split the upright and with 7:03 left in the half, the Rams expanded their lead to 14-0.
But, the Eagles came back and efficiently ran a ball control offense. But, with an offense that is built around a large number of plays, comes the chance of the drive stalling.
And 64-yards into their 16-play drive it did just that.
But, they were in kicker Erick Hicks' range.
Hicks put the ball between the uprights from 30-yards away to cut into the ram lead.
Fort Dale went into the locker room trailing 14-3.