PHS boys fall on road to Cottage Hill

Published 12:40 am Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pleasant Home’s Hunter Weaver scored both of his team’s touchdowns Friday night, but it wasn’t enough as Cottage Hill earned the 30-14 win.

The Eagles scored first to take an early 6-0 lead, but Cottage Hill tied the game up 6-6 on a scoring drive of its own.

“As a coaching staff, we were worried (about this game) because it was a non-region game before playoffs,” PHS coach Robert Bradford said. “I think it was really hard on our team to not look ahead to the playoffs. I think our kids played hard, but you could tell it wasn’t the typical Pleasant Home team that played the last three weeks. We were just missing something tonight.”

Cottage Hill then took a 9-6 lead after kicking a field goal. Pleasant Home later earned a safety when the ball was snapped over the Cottage Hill punter.

In the second-to-last play in the first half, Cottage Hill found itself inside the 12-yard line on a 50-yard screen pass. They then scored to make it 16-8.

Pleasant Home kicked the ball back to Cottage Hill, and the Warriors scored again to make it 24-8.

Weaver scored his second touchdown of the night, but the Eagles missed the two-point conversion.

Cottage Hill scored one more time to seal the win over the visiting Eagles.

Pleasant Home will travel to Sweet Water for the first round of the Class 1A state playoffs next Friday night. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.

“Our kids have been really excited since we beat Geneva County,” Bradford said about the coming week. “They’ve been looking forward to making the playoffs. Playing a team like Sweet Water — it’s kind of a good thing.

“Our kids are fired up to play one of the best teams to see where they measured up,” he said.