Eagles too much for McKenzie
Published 11:43 pm Friday, September 2, 2011
A very hard week of practice paid off for Pleasant Home, with the Eagles racking up 292 yards rushing to defeat McKenzie, 24-12 at home Friday night.
“We practiced hard this week, but they finished,” coach Ronnie Douglas said. “I¹m very pleased with how they played. We had some that battled through some adversity, and some pains, but they came back from a very hard week.”
The Eagles kept to the ground most of the night, and were one-for-one passing, for a total of 298 yards of offense.
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Hunter Weaver led the rushing with 94 yards, and scored two of the Eagles’ touchdowns, including one when he recovered a fumble for a 90-yard run.
Gabe Gunter collected 20 yards and the Eagles’ third touchdown. Kaleb Powell added three with a 35-yard field goal, and each of his three PATs were good.
Also gaining ground for the Eagles were Hutner Greathouse with 94 yards; John Cole Chesser with 23 yards; and John Newby with 25.
Gunter had two interceptions and Hunter Odom had one.
The Eagles, now 1-1, face Kinston at home next week. McKenzie has a bye week.