Eagles downed by Tigers 16-6

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 31, 2014

The Pleasant Home Eagles weren’t short on heart or effort, but fell to the Samson Tigers 16-6 Thursday night.


“I was disappointed in the way that it ended, but I was proud of the way our guys played,” said Pleasant Home head coach Chris Mason.


The Eagles defense forced a punt on the Tigers’ first drive, and the offense took over at their own 20-yard line. The offense went straight to work driving the ball down the field on strong runs from Reid Adams, Troy Fantroy, and Robert Scott. Adams converted a fourth-and-goal opportunity for the first touchdown of the game. The extra-point was partially blocked leaving the Eagles with a 6-0 lead. Scott also had a fourth down conversion on the drive.


On the Tigers next drive they also converted a fourth-and-goal play from the one after the Eagles stuffed the Tigers’ J.P. Wise on his first two attempts from the one. Wise’s touchdown and the extra-point from Grant Simons put the Tigers up by 1.


After both defenses forced a pair of punts each the Tigers’ Wise found the end zone again. This time, on designed quarterback keeper, Wise went 60 yards for the touchdown. The extra-point was wide right, but the Tigers held a 13-6 lead.


The Eagles began driving the ball down the field, but had it come to an end on an interception by Simons. During the play the Eagles’ Hunter Price was called for questionable unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, his second, which led to his ejection from the contest.


The Eagles’ defense got the Tigers’ in fourth down again, but Simons connected on a 26-yard field goal to give the Tigers a 16-6 advantage.


“I’m proud of the way these guys have stuck it out all season, because it is real easy to jump ship when things are going like this for you,” said Mason. “We are rebuilding still and we will continue to get better next season.”


A few minutes later the Eagles season came to an end. They finished with a 0-10 record.


“It’s never easy sending seniors off, but you really don’t want them to go out like this,” said Mason. “This is a good place to be a coach with all the great kids and all the great people here at Pleasant Home, but I just really wish we could have sent those seniors out with a win.”