Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Eagles clinch 4th Bull Run title in victory over Madison County

Hunter Rogers breaks Bo Morgans all time career yardage rushing record
BERRYVILLE, VA- The Clarke County Eagles captured their 4th consecutive Bull Run District football championship Friday with a convincing 49-7 win over Madison County.

The Eagles finished the regular season 8-2 and were crowned co champions of the District along with the Central Falcons. Both teams finished the Bull Run with a record of 5-1.

Senior running back Hunter Rogers broke the Clarke County High School all time career rushing yardage record of 4,246 held by Robert "Bo" Morgan since the 1991 season.

"It was truly an honor to have been one of many great running backs that came through Clarke County High School." Morgan said, "I first thank God to have played with some great players who helped me break the record in 1991, especially my offensive linemen. I congratulate Hunter for breaking the record and wish him the best at the next level."

Rogers finished the night with 182 yards on 14 carries and scored 3 touchdowns on runs of 42, 4, and 70 yards. The 70 yard run came on the first play of the second half. Rogers sat out the rest of the game. Rogers now has 4,359 yards and sets a record every time he carries the ball.

"It's an awesome feeling to be able to break a record that's been there so long." Rogers said, "I couldn't do it without my team and obviously my offensive line, they have been doing great ever since I got here. Every year I've been here I've had over a thousand yards and I couldn't do it without my entire team and my offensive line and I just want to thank them very much for that."

Madison (5-5, 2-4) drew first blood with an impressive opening drive that culminated with Chris Smith connecting with Dre Twyman on a 21 yard touchdown pass to take an early 7-0 lead.

Clarke (8-2, 5-1) came right back with Rogers first of three scores and after a botched extra point attempt trailed 7-6, but they quickly took the lead converted the two point play and never looked back.

Eagle running back Daniel Braithwaite had a big night that was overshadowed by Rogers record setting performance.

Braithwaite rushed for 104 yards on 7 carries and scored twice on runs of 4 and 14 yards.
"He's [Braithwaite] a hard runner, and a tough kid." Eagles coach Chris Parker said, "With our offense, when you have multiple people that can touch the ball at any given time that makes it very hard to defend."

The Eagles got two more scores with Chris Davis going in from 4 yards out and Patrick Cleary scoring on a 6 yard run.

"It was a very emotional night, the game was very emotional." Davis said, "I wouldn't want to play my last football game anywhere other than here. It's great to be out here for one more regular season game but we still have more football to play."

Nick Bahamonde  Malloy Ford Unsung Hero
First year kicker Nick Bahamonde was awarded the Fifth Annual Malloy Ford Unsung Hero Award after the game.

"When they said my name I was just shocked." Bahamonde said. "This is my first year of kicking, and it's been great. I wasn't expecting any of this."

Bahamonde went on to give credit to his special team unit and gave them praise for his success.

The Eagles will host a first round Region 2A Eastern division playoff game on Friday night at Wilbur M. Feltner Stadium in Berryville, as the host the Robert E. Lee Fighting Leemen from Staunton. Kickoff at "the Felt" is set for 8:00PM

Game highlights and post game interviews can be seen on the Clarke County Sports Game of the Week.

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