Pleasant Home looks to upset Samson

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 29, 2015

It hasn’t been the season they wanted, but the Pleasant Home Eagles (1-8, 1-5) want to get one more win for their seniors when they host the Samson Tiger (6-3, 5-2) on Thursday night.

This will be the eighth time the two squads have clashed on the gridiron, with Samson owning a 4-3 overall record against the Eagles. Last season, Samson defeated the Eagles 16-6.

Two weeks ago, the Eagles were able to snap a 17-game losing streak when the downed Class 1A, Region 2 rival Florala 45-20. Last week, however, turnovers got the best of the Eagles as they fell 61-19 to Brantley.

“When you start turning the ball over like we did to team like Brantley, it gets ugly quick,” Pleasant Home head coach Chris Mason said. “That’s something that has hurt us many times this season. So many drives this season, have ended, not because the defense is just stopping us, but because we have turned the ball over or committed stupid penalties that have killed drives.”

Samson plays in Class 2A, Region 2 and has put together a strong season, which will see the Tigers make a trip to the playoffs.

Last week, Samson won their fourth-straight game after beating Geneva County 48-20.

Samson’s offense has put up 264 points this season, and their defense has only allowed 186 points.

Pleasant Home’s offense has changed over the course of the year and has been lead by senior running backs Reid Adams and D.J. Veasey, along with junior Garrett Barton, sophomore Robert Scott and freshman Josh Ruth.

Pleasant Home has scored 165 points on offense, and their defense has given up 378 points.

Kickoff between the Eagles and the Tigers will be at 7 p.m., Thursday at Pleasant Home.