NWE Eagles win 3 out of 4 in regular season finale

Published 10:43 am Wednesday, October 23, 2013



The NWE Eagles finished the regular season Saturday with three out of four age groups winning division titles in the Escambia River Conference.

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The sophomore, junior and senior teams all host playoff games Saturday at Ernest Ward Middle School in Walnut Hill. With wins Saturday they will advance to the championship game on Saturday, Nov. 2.

The freshman team lost to Excel and move to 3-4 on the season. Zyonne Wesley was the only scorer for the team, while Jackson Bridges, Easton Odom, Aiden Odom, Jace Portwood, Bryce Stabler and Liam Hatcher all played tough on defense.

T.J. Wright scored both an offensive and defensive touchdown for the sophomores in their 27-6 win over Excel.

Kaden Odom added two touchdowns and Nolin Godwin scored three extra points in the win. Aiden Broadhead ran for a long touchdown, but it was called back.

John Michael Ward, Luke Bridges and the rest of the Eagle defense held Excel to only one score. The sophomores will play Baker at 11 a.m. Saturday.

The junior team shut out Excel 33-0 and will play the winner of W.S. Neal and Flomaton at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Jayden Jackson ran for more than 100 yards and scored two touchdowns in the win against Excel. Jaheem Durant, Michael Merchant and Jaden Cunningham also scored.

Merchant tossed a 70-yard touchdown pass to Dariontae Richardson.

Logan Bryan, Keaundre Richardson, A.J. Hasty, Ki-Jauna Carter, Jackson and Durant made defensive plays for the Eagles. The juniors outscored their opponents 299-13 this season.

The senior team finished the regular season a perfect 7-0 and will play Jay at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Trent Peebles and Tyrese Smith both found pay dirt on the ground for the Eagles. Cameron Cloud completed two touchdown passes to Tanner Deese and one each to Seth Killam and Jason Fayard.

Dean Hatcher, Josh Merchant, Wyatt Windham, Javontaye Wright, Keegun Johnston and Jay Helton all played well on the offensive line.