The Golden Eagles survived a gutty performance by an injury laden Blue Raiders team to bring home a 35-28 victory in Week 7, their third district win.
“I’m really proud of the way our kids gutted it out, especially that drive at the end to keep it away from them,” said Eagles’ head ball coach Mark Pemberton after the game.
Eagles’ running back Christian Simon scored the go ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter with 7:31 remaining. An interception by Chris Sturgeon ended Cleveland’s hopes for an upset on their final drive with 3:58 to go.
“We’ll take the win, but we’ve got some things we’ve got to get remedied in a hurry. That’s not playoff football that we played tonight,” admitted Pemberton.
District play continues for the Eagles this Friday at Soddy Daisy High School with a 7:30 PM kickoff.
|Rhea County Golden Eagles at Cleveland Blue Raiders|
|Oct 7, 2016||1ST||2ND||3RD||4TH||SCORE|
|Rhea County Golden Eagles (5-2)||7||14||7||7||35|
|Cleveland Blue Raiders (3-4)||0||21||0||7||28|
|Team Stats Comparison|
|Punt Return Yards||0||17|
|Kick Return Yards||103||53|
|FIRST QUARTER SCORING||RCHS||CHS|
|4:50||(RCHS) Mason Stephenson 20 yd run, Logan Johnson kick||7||0|
|SECOND QUARTER SCORING||RCHS||CHS|
|11:43||(RCHS) Zach Pemberton 28 yd pass to Eddie Davis, Johnson kick||14||0|
|7:52||(CHS) Shai Greathouse 74 yd run, Hardin kick||14||7|
|5:25||(RCHS) Eddie Davis 20 yd run, Johnson kick||21||7|
|1:44||(CHS) Joseph Osterland 14 yd pass to Keegan Jones, Hardin kick||21||14|
|0:08||(CHS) Osterland 25 yd pass to Romeo Wykie||21||21|
|THIRD QUARTER SCORING||RCHS||CHS|
|7:17||(RCHS) Mason Stephenson 6 yd run, Johnson kick||28||21|
|FOURTH QUARTER SCORING||RCHS||CHS|
|11:31||(CHS) Osterland 75 yd pass to Wykie, Hardin kick||28||28|
|7:31||(RCHS) Christian Simon 18 yd run, Johnson kick||35||28|