Eagles pound JUBHS, 24-12Published 12:02am Saturday, November 2, 2013
By Mike Qualls
The Monroe Journal
Junior halfback Jon Cole Chesser rushed for 172 yards on 18 carries and scored four touchdowns Friday night at Uriah to help lead Pleasant Home to a season-ending 45-12 victory.
Chesser had touchdown runs of 4, 5, 9 and 46 yards for the Eagles. Austin Harrington, another sophomore halfback, added 70 yards on eight rushes and caught a pass for 51 yards. Reid Adams rushed eight times for 59 yards and a touchdown on a 5-yard run. Carl Whitehurst, another sophomore, carried the ball 11 times for 48 yards.
Blacksher took a 6-0 lead on the game’s first possession when quarterback Travouris Hill completed a 32-yard pass to Trent Robbins with 8:43 left in the first quarter. The conversion attempt failed.
PHS answered with a 4-yard touchdown run by Chesser with 4:47 left in the opening period. The extra-point kick was good.
Blacksher retook the lead on the last play of the first quarter when Robbins returned an interception 75 yards for a score. Once again, the conversion attempt failed.
Hill’s 5-yard run and Harrington’s 51-yard pass helped give PHS a 14-12 lead 9:17 left in the first half.
Chesser got his second touchdown on a 5-yard run with 3:45 left in the first half; and added his third score on a 9-yard run with 15 seconds left. PHS had a 26-12 lead.
Chesser scored from 46 yards with 11:05 left in the third quarter for his fourth TD. Quarterback Garrett Barton got the Eagles’ next score on a 5-yard run with 6:59 left in the third.
After covering a fumble at their 2, the Eagles put together a 9-play, 98-yard scoring drive that Troy Fantroy capped on a 25-yard run with 10:02 left in the game.
PHS finished with 424 totals yards and 20 first downs, while holding Blacksher’s Bulldogs to 189 total yards.