CALHOUN CITY – The Eupora Eagles mounted a fourth-quarter rally, but it was not enough as they dropped a 27-20 decision to the Calhoun City Wildcats in Calhoun County Friday night.
With the loss, Eupora saw its records fall to 6-2 overall and 1-2 in Class 2A, Region 4.
Calhoun City took advantage of turnovers by the Eagles to build a 21-0 lead by halftime.
Eupora gained a turnover of its own as Will Bowen recovered a fumble to help close the gap to 21-7.
After another interception for a score by Calhoun City increased the margin to 27-7 in the third quarter, the Eagles got the final two scores of the game.
Eupora quarterback Trey Pittman had a 2-yard run with 4:56 remaining in the fourth quarter, then he tossed a scoring pass to Corsen Gunn with 35 seconds left to get the score trimmed down to 27-20.
The Eagles did not have time to get any closer.
Eupora travels to rival East Webster to close the regular season next Friday.
Choctaw County 14
FOREST – Choctaw County played a tough division foe in Forest on Friday night. In the end the Bearcats proved too much as they defeated the Chargers.
“They are really good,” Choctaw County coach Adam Dillinger said. “They are physical. We had opportunities, but there were some things that didn’t go our way. Forest is a good team and played a good game.”
Though the Bearcats may have won by 13, as action returned from halftime the score was much tighter at 13-7.
It would stay that way until the fourth quarter when Forest began to edge its way ahead and ultimately claimed the win to progress to 7-3 overall and 3-1 in Class 3A, Region 5 competition.
Led by Jamarcus Bradley, who scored both touchdowns, the Chargers now stand at 3-1 divisionally while holding an 8-2 overall record.
Hebron Christian 52,
PHEBA – It was a good offensive night for the Hebron Christian Eagles.
The Eagles built a 44-6 halftime lead and didn't look back.
Justin Gordon opened the scoring for Hebron, which improved to 6-3 overall, with a 36-yard touchdown run. He also added the two-point conversion run, and followed that up with a 40-yard scoring run with the two-point run failing.
The Eagles increased their lead to 20-0 with a 3-yard touchdown run by Brandon England.
After Friendship got its only touchdown of the game on a fumble recovery return, Hebron responded with a 41-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Channing Tapley to Collin Moore to jump the score to 28-6.
The Eagles got a turnover for a score when Andrew Myatt returned a 59-yard interception. Tapley ran in the two-point conversion.
The halftime lead stood at 44-6 after Taylor Simmons had a 58-yard touchdown run for Hebron and Lucas Foster added the two-point conversion run.
Myatt had the only touchdown in the second half with a 47-yard run for the Eagles and with Foster's two-point conversion run, it provided the final score.
Hebron travels to Calhoun Academy next Friday as it looks to finish its Class A, 8-Man, District 7A schedule unbeaten.
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