The varsity Eagles put up huge numbers Friday night for a 64-0 road win against Nathanael Greene Academy. With the pummeling of their longtime rival, DEA improved to 4-1 on the year and has great momentum to take into this week’s important game versus Covenant.
Jesse Moore got things started for DEA on a 48-yard run for the Eagles’ first touchdown of the night. Brayden Smith ran in the 2-point conversion to make the score 8-0.
Racyn Faircloth then went on a 36-yard run for a 14-0 DEA lead. Clayton Hood connected with Ebb McCullough on a pass for the 2 extra points and David Emanuel led 16-0.
Kaden Lynch came up with a huge fumble recovery and set up the Eagles for yet another successful drive.
The coaching staff looked to Moore again, who footed the pigskin into the end zone from 4 yards out to better the lead to 22-0. Hood then took care of business himself, racing in the 2-point conversion.
Billy Martin then got in on the action with a 4-yard run of his own to make the score 30-0. Riley Griner hooked up with Randon Williams on the 2-point conversion and the score stood at 32-0.
Yet another Eagle, Tony Sutton, came up big on the next drive. Tony Sutton, on a short 8-yard run, scored DEA’s fifth TD of the night, then Timothy Braddock scored the 2-point conversion on foot. With that, the Eagles had a massive 40 points on the board while stifling the Trojans’ offense completely.
That lead continued to swell as McCullough tacked on another touchdown with a 6-yard run. Lynch added 2 more points for a 48-0 lead.
Justin Newsome, in what could’ve been the play of the game, recovered a fumble and took it to the house on a 28-yard run, making the score 54-0. Moore then scored for the third time of the game on a 2-point conversion run to bring DEA’s lead to 56-0.
David Emanuel’s last drive saw Jaxson Wiggins plow past the Trojans from 1 yard out, then tacked on a 2-point conversion for a complete shutout win, 64-0.
By the looks of their last few games, DEA appears to be playing their best football at peak time as the Eagles are now in the latter part of their season. They play their last away game of the year this Friday night, traveling to Macon to take on the Rams. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.
The Eagles will be off next week and will resume play at home on October 22 against Vidalia Heritage. On October 29, the Eagles will face Covington before taking on Grace Academy in their last regular season game on November 5.
Photos are credited to Craig Rowland.