Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Eagles open big with 46-8 win over Manassas Park

BERRYVILLE, Va.- The Clarke County Eagles had to wait one week longer than most teams as they opened their 2015 season at home with a 46-8 win over the Manassas Park Cougars at Wilbur M. Feltner Stadium.

Hunter Rogers scores from 41 yards out. Rogers had 177 yards on 14 carries with 2cl TD's.  James Murphy / CCS
Eagles Jr running back Hunter Rogers scored on runs of 1 and 41 yards and had 171 yards on 14 carries for the Eagles.

"We played pretty good," Rogers said. "Honestly we had the first game jitters. Last week having a bye didn't help us, but we knew that. We started playing hard and did what we had to do."

Matt Dang scored in the Eagles victory   James Muphy / CCS
The Eagles (1-0,0-0)  climbed on top early with two Rogers rushing touchdowns and then the Eagles defense stiffened after Cougar quarterback Sean Kappus moved the Cougars (0-2, 0-0) near the Eagles redzone but three straight stops by the Eagles defense forced a 35 yard field goal attempt that was no good.
The back breaker came when Eagles led by Sr quarterback Jordon Turner drove the length of the field in just over a minute to get their third score of the game, a  6 yard scamper by Matt Dang.  Dang ran in the the two point conversion to give the Eagles the 20-0 lead at the half.

Turner was 4 of 7 for 63 yards and had 50 yards rushing for the Eagles in his first start at quarterback replacing school passing leader Sean McDonald.

"I think executed pretty well," Turner said. "The guys up front blocked well, we just hit the holes hard and did that the entire game."

The Eagles interior line dominated on both sides of the ball giving the Eagles multiple scoring opportunities with the team rushing for 367 yards on the ground seven scores.

"Our defense played great tonight," Rogers said, "Our defense sets up our offense. I think we have one of the best defenses in the area this year."

Coach Chris Parker 33rd season  James Murphy / CCS
Eagles head coach Chris Parker heading into his 33rd season and 15th as the head coach was pleased with the win and the effort his guys put out.

"We are happy to be 1-0," Parker said. "Sometimes after a bye week it's hard to get the motor running, but on a hot an humid night I thought our guys played pretty hard.

The Eagles return home to "the Felt" on Friday night to rekindle an old rivalry against the Millbrook Pioneers. Kickoff is set for 7:30PM and will be the Clarke County Sports Game of the Week.

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