PHEBA – David Foster saw a good offensive explosion by his team Friday night.
Foster's Hebron Christian Eagles beat the Strider Academy Rams 36-0 to start off 1-0 in district play.
"We played really well," Foster said. "We ran multiple guys in the rushing game. We got good blocking and had a good offensive effort."
The Eagles started fast by scoring twice in the first quarter.
Collin Moore had a 2-yard touchdown run and Justin Gordon ran it in for the two-point conversion to give Hebron an 8-0 lead early.
Later in the opening period, Gordon ran for a 16-yard touchdown run. The two-point conversion failed, but Hebron led 14-0,
The second quarter saw the Eagle passing game come alive.
Channing Tapley found Drew Myatt for a 14-yard scoring pass. Tapley ran in the two-point conversion and the Eagles led 22-0.
Tapley found Landon Hill later in the second quarter for a 34-yard touchdown pass. The two-point conversion failed, but Hebron took a 28-0 lead into halftime.
Myatt also brought his defense with him. He returned an interception 83 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter to end the scoring. Gordon ran it in on the two-point conversion.
The Eagles will be back in next Friday when they host Kemper Academy in another district game.
West Lowndes 54,
West Oktibbeha 8
MABEN – West Oktibbeha could not find an answer for the West Lowndes offense.
The Panthers beat the Timberwolves in a Class 1A, Region 3 matchup.
West Oktibbeha falls to 0-4 for the season.
The Timberwolves were able to put some points in the second quarter. Quarterback Ryan Hughes found Cadarious Yates on a screen pass. Yates took it 25 yards for the touchdown for the only score on the night for the Timberwolves.
West Oktibbeha will be back in action next Friday night when they host rival East Oktibbeha. The Timberwolves beat the Titans a year ago. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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