FDA Eagles air it out against Lee-Scott

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 2, 2004

Homecoming didn't exactly go as planned for the Lee-Scott Academy Indians. A group of Eagles swooped in and put a damper on the festivities.

After pounding out 254 yards of ground game a week ago, the Eagles once again took their offense to the skies as senior quarterback David Moore threw for four touchdowns en route to Fort Dale's 36-7 shellacking of the Lee-Scott Indians.

Moore finished the night 7-of-9 passing with no interceptions. He threw for 175 yards. Although the Eagles did not score a rushing touchdown until the fourth quarter, they still banged out 221 yards on the ground.

Fort Dale had more yards rushing than Lee-Scott had in total offense. The Indians, who coach James Sampley

said had been "snakebit in the fourth quarter," didn't wait to the fourth quarter this week.

The Eagles and Indians traded

possessions to start the game. Fort Dale, however came out on top and took the early lead.

With 3:24 left in the first quarter Eric Hicks split the uprights

from 25 yards out. The field goal gave the Eagles their first lead of the game at 3-0.

They would not relinquish their lead for the duration of the game.

The Eagles finally put the ball in the end zone for the first time with 1:03 left in the first quarter.

Fort Dale recovered a fumble putting them at midfield.

On the first play from scrimmage, Moore took the snap from center, dropped back and found running back Tim James open for the 45-yard touchdown strike.

The point after was good and the Eagles lead swelled to 10-0.

That's the way the score would remain through a bulk of the second quarter.

But, with 1:03 left in the half, the Eagles were polishing off a drive that began at their own 20.

With eight yards to go, Moore rolled out and found his twin brother Adam Moore open in the end zone for the touchdown.

The point after sailed wide right, but the Eagles took a 16-0 lead into the locker room.

The second half picked up where the first half ended.

David Moore threw to his brother Adam Moore for a 21-yard touchdown pass for the second time of the night.

Giving David his third touchdown pass of the evening.

The point after split the uprights and Fort Dale could breathe a sigh of relief.

The Eagles were ahead 23-0.

The pass capped a three-play, 74-yard drive.

But, the first team had one more score left in them.

Moore once again found a receiver a for the score. This time he connected with Mason Bass for the 38-yard touchdown. Wit the point after, the Eagles extended their lead to 30-0.

At this point, Sampley began to pull his starters.

Lee-Scott took advantage of the youth on the field and posted their lone score for the night.

Cale Dennis raced into the end zone from eight-yards out for the touchdown.

The point after was good and Lee-Scott cut into the Fort Dale lead, 30-7.

That was as close as the tribe would ever get.

Fort Dale put one final score on the board Dustin Norris capped an eight-play, 48-yard drive with a six-yard run into the promised land.

The point after sailed wide left. But the Eagles were already soaring 36-7.

Statistically , the Eagles

were untouchable.

Moore was 7-of-9 with four touchdowns.

He threw for 159 yards.

James and his counterpart

at running back Taylor Hawsey combined to rush for 133 yards. The duo finished with totals of 73 yards and 60 yards respectively.

As a team the Eagles finished with 221 yards on the ground.

Fort Dale finished with 396 yards of total offense.

A vast difference from the 257 yards they put up last week.

Defensively, the Eagles were led by Outside Linebacker John Allen Bates.

Bates finished with 11 tackles.

Dalton Gregory finished the night with nine tackles and a fumble recovery.

The Indian passing game was picked off twice in the game.

Chuck Barrett came down with interception and Ben Callen came down with the other.

Brady Newton and Larry Newton both had fumble recoveries for Fort Dale.

Defensively, the Indians were held to 210 yards of total offense.

Next week, the Eagles will travel to Mobile for a meeting with the Faith Christian Academy

Rams in a key Area game for both squads.

Kickoff for that game is set for 7:30 p.m.