EA tops Pickens Academy 35-22 in Carrollton

Published 10:18 pm Friday, October 7, 2022

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Escambia Academy shot out to a big lead over Pickens Academy and pulled away to a 35-22 road region victory tonight in Carrollton.

Cougars head football coach Gex Billups said they had momentum early, and PA scored right before halftime.

He said it shifted momentum a bit, and PA came out and hit some big plays.

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PA cut the lead to 28-22.

Billups said the players battled and scored to put away the game.

“The kids played their tails off,” he said. “It was a four-quarter battle. They never gave up and I’m super proud of them.”

Billups said PA is a really good team.

“They’re really well coached,” he said. “Our coaches got our kids well prepared for the Wing-T. It had to be a disciplined game. The coaches did well this week.”

EA (3-3 overall, 1-2 in AISA Class 2A, Region 2) hosts Patrician Academy next week.