Sunday, September 24, 2017

Eagles handle Patriots, continue to gain momentum

Charles Town, Wv.- The Clarke County Eagles crossed state lines Friday night as they picked up their fifth consecutive win of the season defeating the Washington Patriots 47-8.

Peyton Rutherford became the first area rusher to eclipse the 1,000 yard mark this week rushing for 158 yards on 28 carries. Rutherford has 1,074 yards  on 139 carries for an average of just under 8 yards per carry. Rutherford has 17 touchdowns rushing, and 1 recieving along with a couple two point conversions to also lead the area in scoring.

Kyle Baylor (1) and Bryan Wallace (60) head for the end zone             Photo by Doug Aylestock / Photography Concepts

The Eagles jumped out to a 6-0 lead after Kyle Baylor found the enzone on a 9 yard run. Baylor scored twice and had his best night of the year rushing, going for 140 yards on 13 carries.

Washington opened the game with a good drive picking up several first downs before the Eagles defense stepped up and held them on fourth down.

Rutherford scored on runs of 29, and 7 in the second quarter and the Eagles held a 20-0 lead before the Patriots mounted their best drive of the game scoring on a 5 yard touchdown pass from Matt Grant to Bryce Reinhardt with five seconds to go in the half. Grant engineered a drive using his mobility and passing to quickly move the Pats downfield.

"He [Grant] defineitly is a star athlete," Eagles lineman Jacob Peace said. "Our coach told us he was gonna be just like the Dominion quarterback, he was gonna be tough we had to shut him down from the beginning and I think we did a pretty good job of that."

Jacob Peace (66) and Lucas Rogers (44) take down Matt Grant        Photo by Doug Aylestock / Photography Concepts

The Eagles put the game away mid way through the third quarter when the scored two touchdowns in a 20 second period. Baylor went in from 18 yards out and on the first play of the following Washington drive, Eagles linebacker Rico Nappi grabbed a fumble out of mid air and raced 20 yards to put the game out of reach.

Rico Nappi races 20 yards on a fumble recovery for an Eagle score.    Photo by Doug Aylestock / Photography Concepts
 "You can throw the records out the window," Eagles coach Chris Parker said. "We saw them play live against Hedgesville the first game of the year and they have a lot of weapons, I knew it was gonna be a dogfight."

Quarterback Colby Childs got the Eagles last score on a 1 yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Childs was 1 of 3 passing for 40 yards and had a 2 point conversion completion to Lucas Rogers. Childs who left the game early with a chest injury showed no signs of being slowed down.

"I'm still pretty sore," Childs said, "I had to suck it up for the and came out and executed."

Colby Childs shakes off soreness and goes in from one yard out    Photo by Doug Aylestock / Photography Concepts
The Eagles will head to Front Royal this Friday to face the Warren County Wildcats in their Bull Ru.n District opening game.

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Check highlights and post game interviews below:

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Eagles adjust to slay Little Giants

Peyton Rutherford rushes for 344 yards and 5 scores                 Photo by Doug Aylestock  / Photography Concepts
BERRYVILLE, Va.- The Clarke County Eagles hosted the Waynesboro Little Giants Friday night at Wilbur M. Feltner Stadium in Berryville. The Eagles had their hands full in the first half and went into the locker room leading 21-14 at the half.

Waynesboro tied the game on their opening drive of the second half but the Eagles made adjustments and pulled away with a 42-21 victory to move to 4-0.

Sophomore running back Peyton Rogers rushed for 344 yards on 32 carries and scored 5 touchdown to pace the Eagles. Kyle Baylor added a 65 yard punt return to round out the scoring.

Highlights and post game interviews with Rutherford, Bryan Wallace, Kyle Anderson and Coach Chris Parker below.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Eagles continue to gain momentum move to 3-0

WINCHESTER, Va.- The Clarke County Eagles moved to 3-0 on Saturday defeating the Handley Judges 31-10. Peyton Rutherford rushed for 224 yards and for the third time this season scored 3 touchdowns on the ground. Rutherford has rushed for 9 touchdowns gaining 572 yards on 79 carries for an average of 7.2 yards per carry. Rutherford has also added a touchdown receiving and a point after to account for 61 points in 3 games.

Peyton Rutherford has rushed for 9 touchdowns in 3 games.   Photo by Doug Aylestock  / Photography Concepts
Kyle Baylor added a score rushing for 88 yards on 11 carries. Baylor has 196 yards on 26 carries for an average of 8.9 yards per carry. Baylor also averages 24.1 on kick returns and 20.3 on punts and has scored twice this season for the Eagles.

Kyle Baylor always presents defenses with break away threat.     Photo by Doug Aylestock / Photography Concepts
Colby Childs was 3 of 4 passing for 83 yards. 2 of those passes went to Lucas Rogers for 61 yards. Rogers has 131 yards on 6 receptions this season for an average catch of 21.8 yards.

Nick Bahamonde added a 22 yard field goal, and is 13 of 14 on extra points this season.

The Eagles defense has been well rounded, with several players contributing. Bryan Wallace and  Rico Nappi lead the team in total tackles with 38 each, Wallace leads the team with 6 sacks. Lucas Rogers, Ed Buzalsky, Ben Sprouse, and Kyle Anderson each have at least 25 total tackles.

Cole Lawson picked up his 2nd interception of the season and Kyle Baylor picked one off as well.

The Eagles return to "the Felt" this Friday to host the Waynesboro Little Giants (1-2). It is Little League night and local  youth teams will be on the field to welcome the Eagles. Kick off is 7:30pm at Wilbur M. Feltner Stadium, on Westwood Drive in Berryville.

Doug Aylestock of Photography Concepts was on hand to capture the game for Clarke County Sports, below are a few more photo's, to see his entire gallery of the game visit his facebook page.

Bryan Wallace leads the Eagles with 38 total tackles and 6 sacks.   Photo by Doug Aylestock / Photography Concepts

Cole Lawson added his 2nd interception       Photo by Doug Aylestock / Photography Concepts

Colby Childs, the Eagles Field General goes to the air     Photo by Doug Aylestock / Photography Concepts

Nick "Baha" Bahamonde drills a 22 yard field goal    Photo by Doug Aylestock / Photography Concepts

The Eagles defense teams up to stuff the run     Photo by Doug Aylestock  / Photography Concepts

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Monday, September 4, 2017

Clarke County Sports Game of the Week 9 1 17

BERRYVILLE, Va.- The Clarke County Eagles defeated the Manassas Park Cougars 49-0 at Wilbur M. Feltner Stadium in Berryville, VA on Friday. Game highlights along with post game interviews can be viewed below. Further game information can be found on the site or our facebook site.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Eagles tame Cougars, move to 2-0

Peyton Rutherford paced the Eagles with 128 yards and 3 TD's        Photo by Doug Aylestock / Photography Concepts
BERRYVILLE, Va.- The Clarke County Eagles  picked up their second consecutive win with a 49-0 thumping of Manassas Park Cougars Friday night at Wilbur M. Feltner Stadium. For the second week in a row sophomore Peyton Rutherford found paydirt three times, gaining 178 yards on 7 carries.

With talk of a possible let down after the big opening win against Dominion, Clarke County (2-0) made sure that was not going to happen.  The Eagles did not disappoint the large crowd on Hall of Fame night.

Rico Nappi scores on defense with a fumble recovery                 Photo by James Murphy / CCS
"Our practice this week was just like any other week," Linebacker Rico Nappi said. "We treated them [Manassas Park] just like any other team, and came out and grinded."

Nappi scored one of Clarke's four first quarter touchdowns recovering a Cougar fumble in the endzone. He also added an interception to help the Eagles secure a shutout.

The Eagles quickly went up 28-0 in the first quarter scoring on the ground, through the air, by defense, and special teams.

Rutherford went in on the third play of the game from 21 yards out, after the Eagles defense held Kyle Baylor bobbled a punt, picked it up broke to the outside and scampered 41 yards for the Eagles second score within 4 plays.

"I dropped the punt and picked it up, saw the sideline open and just ran towards it." Baylor said.
Kyle Baylor's concentration shows,but he was unable to come down in bounds.   Photo by Doug Aylestock / Photography Concepts

Baylor also made a spectacular catch in the end zone but unfortunately could not get his foot inside the line.

Nappi's fumble recovery in the endzone was the third score of the quarter and Eagles quarterback Colby Childs capped a drive going 4 for 4 and finding Rutherford for a 6 yard touchdown pass, the Eagles never looked back.

"We never take an opponent lightly," Eagles coach Chris Parker said. "We wanted to come in the game and do what we do, but then we wanted to work on some things. We had a game plan to work on our passing game in game like situations. That's why we threw it. We came out and pounded it and then started to throw it."

"It felt awesome," Childs said. "The offensive line did their jobs and gave me time to throw the ball, the wide receivers and tight ends caught the ball and it was a good night."

Childs finished the game 6 of 13 for 77 yards and a touchdown. Childs also added a 12 yard run.

Colby Childs rips off a 12 yard run moving the Eagles offense        Photo by James Murphy / CCS

The Eagles defense smothered Manassas Park (0-2) all night with the Cougars never able to mount any kind of a threat. The game was out of reach by halftime with the Eagles entering the locker room with a 42-0 lead.

The Eagles were able to empty their bench and get everybody some quality playing time,as they prepare to go on the road and face local rival, Handley on Saturday at the Handley Bowl.

Our defense played great, as far as I know everybody got quality time with a running clock in the second half, and 49 points and a shutout, I can't complain.

Lucas Rogers and the Eagles defense pitch a shutout against Manassas Park    Photo by Doug Aylestock / Photography Concepts

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