Eagles blast Zion Chapel

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 29, 2016

Robert Scott pounds the ball up the field. Josh Dutton/Star-News

Robert Scott pounds the ball up the field.
Josh Dutton/Star-News

The Pleasant Home Eagles (6-4) knocked off Zion Chapel 34-7 Friday night in Pleasant Home to give the Eagles their third-best record in school history.

“I’m extremely proud of the way these guys played tonight,” Pleasant Home head coach Chris Mason said. “We came out and refused to lose. Zion Chapel played a good game, but our kids knew they had a chance to leave their legacy and we just wanted it more tonight.”

Zion Chapel got the ball to start the evening, but the Eagles’ defense stood tall and forced a punt.

Pleasant Home began to march the ball down the field and capped off the drive with a 1-yard score from senior Aaron Warthen. The two-point attempt failed but the Eagles held a 6-0 lead.

After forcing another stop, the Eagles went right back to work and put another score on the board.

The Eagles found the end zone and the two-point conversion gave Pleasant Home a 14-0 advantage.

Zion Chapel answered with a score to make the score 14-7 just before halftime.

With the clock winding down in the second quarter, Robert Scott connected with D.J. Worley on a middle screen for an Eagle touchdown. The two-point attempt failed, but Pleasant Home led 20-7 with 20 seconds left before halftime.

The Eagles opened up the second half with a touchdown pass from Scott to Warthen to put the Eagles up by three scores.

Brendon Douglas added the final score of the game to give Pleasant Home a 34-7 victory.

“We played really hard tonight,” Mason said. “Our defense pitched a shutout in the second half, and really their score was a 50-yard run on missed assignment. Our defense played really well and made the stops when they needed to. Even when we would turn the ball over, our defense would step up and make a play.”