Monday, October 23, 2017

Eagles win big at Madison

Kyle Baylor paced the Eagles with 3 picks and 4 scores         Doug Aylestock / Photography Concepts
MADISON, Va.- The Clarke County Eagles had all phases of the game working as they toppled the Madison County Mountaineers 61-10, spoiling former Eagle great Chandler Rhoads first time coaching against his former school.

Kyle Baylor had a phenominal night, with 3 interceptions, 3 touchdown receptions and a kickoff return for a fourth score.

"My coaches always preach take your read steps against the past," Baylor said. "I just did what I was told and I executed it the way we practice every day and it just turned out well."

Bryan Wallace (60) and Kyle Anderson (70) bring down Khalid West        Doug Aylestock / Photography Concepts
Clarke (8-1, 2-1) wasted no time in putting away the Mountaineers scoring 28 unanswered points in the first quarter and going up 49-3  at the half.

Madison (2-6, 0-2) scored on a 35 yard Cameron Covington field goal late in the second quarter and got a touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

The Eagles used a combination of running and passing to combine for one of their best offensive performances this year.

Quarterback Colby Childs was 7 of 10 passing for 129 yards and 4 touchdowns. 3 to Baylor and 1 to Peyton Rutherford.

"We all came out and did what we had to do and got the win," Childs said. "Everybody got to play which is good for us."

Peyton Rutherford has accounted for 176 points this season           Doug Aylestock / Photography Concepts
Rutherford also scored twice on the ground and gained 175 yards on 14 carries. Rutherford has 1794 yards on 238 carries for an average of 7.5 yards per carry, has scored 26 touchdowns and 3 extra points. He also has 132 yards receiving on 9 catches with 2 touchdowns and an extra point for 176 total points scored.

The Eagles also got scores from Cole Lawson and touchdown run and a fumble recovery by Kyle Anderson.

Ben Sprouse was back in the line up after missing the Strasburg game due to injury, several other key Eagles are hopeful for return during the playoffs.

Ben Sprouse returned to the Eagles lineup this week             Doug Aylestock / Photography Concepts
"It felt great, I missed it," Sprouse said. "It felt good to get out there and get a victory. Our guys played very well."

It was also a special night for Eagles head coach Chris Parker and he faced a former student and player on the other side of the field in Madison's new head coach Chandler Rhoads.

"He's [Rhoads] a special man, and tremendous athlete," Parker said. "He's got a lion's heart and I know it hurts him to lose. I'm sure he will get the program turned around."

Chandler Rhoads and Chris Parker the pupil and the teacher          Doug Aylestock / Photography Concepts

The Eagles return home on Friday night to finish their 2017 regular season against Bull Run District opponent George Mason. It will be senior night. Kickoff at "the Felt" is 7:30PM

More game photography can be seen at Doug Aylestocks Photography Concepts Facebook page:

Highlights and post game interviews can be seen below on the Clarke County Sports Game of the Week

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