Sunday, October 14, 2018

Eagles stop late comeback by Rams

Peyton Rutherford adds 3 more td's    Photo by Doug Aylestock / CCS
BERRYVILLE, Va.- The Clarke County Eagles held off a strong comeback effort by the Strasburg Rams last night as the Eagles won 26-23.

Peyton Rutherford rushed for 3 touchdowns, and Colby Childs hit Danny Lyman for a touchdown pass. 

Childs was 13 of 15 for 93 yards and a TD, also rushed 8 times for 21 yards.

The Eagles(4-3, 1-1)  led 14-7 at the half, with the Rams (5-2, 1-1) taking an early second half lead after scoring and converting the two point conversion to go ahead 15-14. 

The Eagles then scored twice in the fourth quarter to take an 11 point 26-15 lead. The Rams came back with a long touchdown drive, aided by two 15 yard penalties and converted the two point play to draw within 3 at 26-23.

Kyle Baylor returns to action for the Eagles   Photo by Doug Aylestock/CCS 

After using their time outs and getting the ball deep in their own territory with just over two minutes to go, the Eagles were able to thwart the Rams on their final drive and were able to take a knee in the victory formation to capture the win.

The Eagles will finish out their 2018 home regular season schedule next week when they host the Madison County Mountaineers. Kick off 7:30PM on senior night.

Former Eagle Basketball and Football great Chandler Rhoads, now the head coach at Madison County will be honored with induction into the Clarke County High School Athletic Hall of Fame. 

The Inductions were last night, but Rhoads was unable to attend due to his coaching obligations.

The following former Eagle athletes were inducted last night. (more coverage coming). Charles Bailey, Daniel Callan, Jill Hobbs, Danielle Moyer and Joey Racer.

Please enjoy the Game of the Week, highlights, interviews, and more....

Game photo's by Doug Aylestock:

Complete gallery on Facebook  : Clarke vs Strasburg Photo's by Doug Aylestock

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