PHS falls to J.U. Blacksher

Published 12:17 am Saturday, September 26, 2015

The Pleasant Home Eagles (0-5, 0-2) gave themselves a chance to break into the win column, but ultimately fell to J.U. Blacksher 35-22 Friday night in Uriah.

Pleasant Home got on the scoreboard first, when Robert Scott scampered 40 yards for a touchdown. The extra-point was blocked, but the Eagles led 6-0.

The Bulldogs turned around and scored quickly, and after the extra point they were up 7-6.

Just as the clock was about to run out to send the game to halftime, a bad snap by the Eagles allowed a Bulldog defensive lineman to scoop up the ball and score a touchdown to take a 14-6 lead into halftime.

“I thought our defense played really well in the first half,” Eagles coach Chris Mason said. “We only allowed one touchdown on defense and we getting to the ball and making tackles.”

Pleasant Home drove down the field to open up the second half, and Reid Adams scored from 4 yards out after a long drive, and a successful two-point conversion tied the game 14-14.

It didn’t take long for the Bulldogs to move down the field and score a touchdown to go up 21-14.

The Eagles took back over and drove down the field once more and D.J. Veasey picked up a 5-yard touchdown run. The Eagles converted on the two-point attempt to take a 22-21 lead with seven minutes remaining in the game.

However, the Bulldogs scored again to take the lead back and then forced a turnover and scored again to go up 35-22.

“They just scored really quick there at the end,” Mason said. “We put together some great drives and had two drives over eight minutes, but we just ran out gas at the end. We are starting to play better, but we are still looking for that first win. I’m proud of the guys’ effort tonight, but now we just have to learn how to finish.”

The Eagles will travel to Georgiana next week to take on the Panthers.