Eagles take Lee-Scott, 22-6

Published 12:08 am Saturday, September 4, 2010

The home-field advantage proved to be no advantage at all for the Lee-Scott Warriors, who fell to the Eagles of Fort Dale, 22-6.

After trading possessions in a scoreless first quarter, Lee-Scott jumped out to an early 6-0 lead on a 37-yard run from senior running back Tyler Reynolds.

Lee-Scott (1-1) would finish the night with 182 total yards, all of which came on the ground. Warriors quarterback MarQuen Mitchell only attempted one pass, which was incomplete.

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From that point forward, a combination of Lee-Scott penalties and a balanced Fort Dale running and passing attack kicked in with the Eagles getting on the scoreboard on a 2-yard scoring dive from senior running back Manny Norrell. Junior kicker Patrick Russell tacked on the extra point to give the Eagles a 7-6 lead heading into the locker room.

“We had a couple of drives we had penalties on that made us get out of what we wanted to do offensively,” said Lee-Scott football coach Robert Maddox.

After holding the Warriors on downs on their first possession of the third quarter, Fort Dale (2-0) put together a 12-play drive capped by a Russell field goal, extending its lead to 10-6.

The Eagles would add another touchdown run and a 20-yard touchdown touchdown pass from Fort Dale quarterback Hunter Armstrong to Perry Singelton to finish the night’s scoring.

Armstrong rolled up 173 passing yards on 8-of-14 passing. Fort Dale senior receiver Stuart Matthews had four catches for 115 yards.

While he was happy to pick up the win, Fort Dale coach James Sampley said his team must improve as they get ready to host Lyman Ward next week.

“We may throw the ball a little better than they do, but our specialty teams were not special,” Sampley said. “I’m pleased that we’re winning, but we have to get better.”

Maddox felt the same way.

“We’ve got to put this one behind us and get ready to face a very good Glenwood Academy team,” Maddox said.