Monday, October 16, 2017

Eagles get back on track with win over Strasburg

Bryan Wallace and Cole Lawson take down Chase Hart   Photo by Doug Aylestock /  Photography Concepts
STRASBURG, Va.- One week after suffering their first loss of the season the Clarke County Eagles rebounded strong with a 49-20 win over the rival Strasburg Rams.

"I'm really proud of our guys, they responded well," Eagles coach Chris Parker said. "We faced some adversity had some kids that were banged up and out as everybody knows, and kids playing in new positions, I thought the we were focused and ready to play."

Clarke (7-1, 1-1) took just over two minutes to score, when Kyle Baylor broke to the outside and scored the first of his two touchdowns on a 26 yard scamper. The point after attempt was blocked.

Strasburg (3-4, 1-1) came right back on the next drive and took the lead after Austin Miller rambled 58 yards for a touchdown and then scored on a two point conversion to put the Rams up 8-6.

Peyton Rutherford rushed for 267 yards and scored 5 touchdowns.    Photo by Doug Aylestock / Photography Concepts
Eagles back Peyton Rutherford had another huge night gaining 267 yards on 29 carries and scoring 5 touchdowns. Rutherford has rushed for 24 touchdowns and has 1 recieving.

"They [Strasburg] were battling with us the first half," Rutherford said. "We came out the second half, we were all just pumped, the whole team you could just feel it."

The Eagles made adjustments at halftime and were able to shutdown the Rams passing game.

"Our pressure improved throughout the game," Parker said. "Our secondary played pretty well, as the game went on we got better."

Ed Buzalsky and Jackson Taylor apply pressure for the Eagles.  Photo by Doug Aylestock / Photography Concepts
Strasburg was forced to change quarterbacks after starter Chase Hart was injured on a sack by Bryan Wallace. The Eagles defense was stingy and Ed Buzalsky stopped a promising drive with an interception.

"I just got back in coverage and looked for a man, made sure I wasn't just covering grass," Buzalsky said. "They just threw it may way and I made the catch and ran a few yards."

The Eagles will head to Madison County this Friday for another Bull Run District Game, before returning home in 2 weeks to end the regular season against George Mason. Playoff pairings will be determined after the regular season ends.

For more pictures from the game go to Doug Aylestock's Photography Concepts Facebook Page below:

Game highlights and post game interviews can be seen below:

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