Eupora gets bounce back 34-18 win over Newton

SDN staff
SDN staff

It was a good bounce back win for the Eupora Eagles on Friday night.

After dropping a 34-8 decision at Water Valley in the season opener, Eupora was the team that put up 34 points as it defeated Newton 34-18.

The Eagles (1-1) scored first when quarterback Edwin Herard tossed an 18-yard touchdown pass to Camron Culpepper.

Preston Perkins scored on a 1-yard run, then Herard found Abraham Hodges for the two-point conversion as Eupora increased its lead to 15-0.

The margin grew to 21-0 for the Eagles at the 1:59 mark of the first quarter as Hodges crashed into the end zone from 1-yard out.

After Newton cut the margin to 21-6 with 9:31 left in the second quarter, Eupora took the momentum at halftime as Herard and Culpepper connected for the second time in the game for a touchdown. The 27-yard play gave the Eagles their 27th point as the two-point conversion failed and they held a 27-6 lead at halftime.

Newton was able to score to get to within 27-12 with 9:42 remaining in the game, but Perkins found the end zone for the second time in the outing for Eupora on a 12-yard run as the gap became 34-12 at the 6:49 mark.
Despite a late score by Newton, the Eagles were able to leave town with a 16-point victory.

Winona 33,
Choctaw County 7

The Chargers went on the road for the first time this season and were shut down by the Tigers.

Choctaw County's only points of the game came on the opening kickoff return by Ques O'Neal.

"We had a couple of opportunities to score, but just didn't take advantage of it," Chargers coach Ben Ashley said. "It's disappointing from that aspect. We have a lot of work to do, film to look at and evaluate."

Choctaw County will be at home on Thursday night when Choctaw Central comes to Ackerman.