By Justin Gray
ECI traveled on the road to take on the Montgomery County Eagles in hopes to secure a higher playoff seed, which they were successful at doing. Montgomery County came into the game 4-5 and 1-2 in region and tied with the Bulldogs. Needless to say there was a lot on the line in this one. The Dawgs needed to get going and roll against this team and they did just that.
They accomplished this by being good on both sides of the ball. On offense, RB PJ Farnum ran wild for 139 yards on 21 carries and one touchdown. RB Tyler Foreman had six carries for 61 yards and Brian Steele had 7 carries for 29 yards and three touchdowns.
On the defensive side of it, it was a monstrous game for Jack Walden who had ten tackles. The final score of this game was 34-14 with ECI picking up the huge road victory. Coach Kearson said, “I’ll take a win any way I can get it but we’ve got to be more consistent in all phases. Offense will get hot and the defense will struggle, defense will get a stop and the offense will struggle. We look great at times and average at times. The first round playoff opponent is probably the biggest team we’ve faced this year. They have very good skill players and are huge up front on both lines of scrimmage.”
This was a big win for the Bulldogs because it puts them as a three seed and they get to play the two seed. They go on the road in the first round to Telfair County. Telfair County is a two-seed in their region and has a record of 8-2. No offense to them but this ECI team has played a much tougher schedule and is poised for a first round upset. The game will kickoff at 7:30 P.M. on November 11. Tickets will be $8 in the first round and can be purchased at gofan.com. Let’s travel to watch the Dawgs pull off this upset!