David Emanuel Academy’s varsity Eagles traveled to Covington Academy on September 3 to compete against the Bulldogs. The Eagles returned home with a region game victory of 54-12.
Racyn Faircloth added the first 6 Eagle points of the game with a 30-yard run touchdown. Banks Booth and Timothy Braddock increased the score to 8-0.
Holding the Covington Bulldogs' back, Rylie Rowland completed a 48-yard touchdown pass sent from Dane Arrington, bringing the score to 14-0. Booth and Faircloth added 2 additional points to the scoreboard to make the score 16-0.
Adding more points to make the scoreboard 22-6, Brayden Smith completed a 1-yard run. A play completed by Booth and Braddock brought the score up to 24-6.
Following a 20-yard run made by Arrington, the Eagles’ lead increased to 30-6. The following attempted 2-point conversion was unsuccessful.
A 38-yard touchdown pass from Booth to Faircloth meant additional Eagle points, followed by another 2-point conversion, this time successful, by Booth and Braddock, brought the score to 38-12.
Going for another touchdown pass, Arrington passed the ball 22 yards to Rowland, and Booths and Smith assisted in adding another 2 points for a score of 46-12.
Ace Ely then completed a 2-yard run, followed by an additional run by Arrington, making the final score 54-12.
The Eagles traveled to Cordele to compete in the third game of the season against Crisp Academy on Friday, September 11.
Following the 7:30 p.m. kick-off, the varsity Eagles gained points with a 8-yard run completed by Racyn Faircloth and a 2-point conversion by Banks Booth and Rylie Rowland. The score was 8-0.
Crisp Academy completed a touchdown in hopes of staying close to David Emanuel. Their efforts fell short after a completed 1-yard run by Brayden Smith. The 2-point conversion was unsuccessful, but the Eagles kept lead 14-6.
A 25-yard touchdown pass from Booth to Jesse Moore increased the Stillmore team’s score to 20-16, and a 2-point conversion from Booth to Rowland increased the score again, this time 22-16.
Moore scored an additional touchdown for the Eagles by completing a 6-yard run. Booth ran the 2-point conversion, tallying the score to 30-22.
A 4-yard run completed by Moore and a 2-point conversion ran by Faircloth sealed the deal for the varsity Eagles. With notable mention to Random Williams for intercepting on a Crisp Academy play, the Eagles claimed another football victory with a final score of 38-22.
Having traveled to play their last two games, the varsity Eagles host Coastal this Friday, September 18. Look for results in next week's Blade.
All photos accompanying this story are credited to Craig Rowland.