David Emanuel Academy hosted the Covington Bulldogs on Friday night for homecoming and came up with a decisive win. The Eagles’ star-studded lineup put up huge numbers in the latest contest, continuing a trend that materialized earlier in the season.
Racyn Faircloth got things started early for DEA on a 44-yard touchdown run. Riley Griner connected with Ebb McCullough for the 2-point conversion, and DEA went up 8–0.
Faircloth scored the Eagles’ second touchdown of the night on a 4-yard run, then Clayton Hood and Randon Williams connected for another 2 points to put DEA on to 16–0.
Jesse Moore intercepted a pass by the Bulldogs and took it 44 yards downfield for another David Emanuel TD. The 2-point conversion attempt failed, but the Eagles led 22–0.
A seventh Eagle, Timothy Braddock, then got in on the action, running the pigskin 14 yards to the end zone to put the home team up 28–0. Griner capped off that drive with a 2-point conversion and with its success, DEA went up 30–0.
The Eagles’ next successful drive saw Braddock go on a 6-yard run for a 36–0 lead. Griner and Moore connected for the extra 2 points, and DEA appeared to be running away with the victory.
Covington would answer slightly, though, scoring its first of only two touchdowns of the night on the next drive.
David Emanuel returned the favor, scoring yet another touchdown on a quick, 4-yard run by Braddock. The 2-point conversion was unsuccessful, but DEA maintained its lengthy lead over the Bulldogs, 44–6.
That lead would be made closer, however, as Covington squeaked out the last of its offensive production, scoring its second touchdown. Still, the Bulldogs trailed 44–13.
The Eagles’ next score came on the back of Moore, who toted the football 46 yards to the house for a 50–13 lead. The 2-point conversion was no good, and DEA would need another drive to bring its offensive effort to a close for the night.
The coaching staff looked to Cavan Calhoun to get the job done for the Eagles. He went on a 2-yard run for the touchdown. The 2-point conversion failed, but the damage was done as the buzzer sounded for a 56–13 win.
With the latest victory, David Emanuel improved to 5–3 on the year. They will next play November 5 against Grace Academy at home in Stillmore. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
Photo is credited to Craig Rowland.