LOT OF FIGHT LEFT IN EAGLES: Pleasant Home looks to derail Florala Wildcats

Published 12:05 am Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Pleasant Home Eagles (1-6, 1-4) might not be able to make the playoffs, but that won’t stop them from trying to play the part of spoiler when they take on the Florala Wildcats (3-5, 2-3) on Friday night in Florala.

Pleasant Home started the season with a grueling schedule and the quality of opponents has continued to improve as the season goes along.

The Eagles’ second game of the season came against Elba and then they traveled to take on an electric Red Level team in week three.

After three weeks, the Eagles were 0-3, but put up strong fights in three close games.

In week four, the Eagles got in the win column when they knocked off McKenzie 34-20.

Just as they got their first win of the year, the Eagles had to turn around and go up against Class 5A Satsuma.

The Eagles couldn’t get much going against Satsuma.

Georgiana then came to Pleasant Home next week and the No. 3-ranked Panthers came away with a win.

Pleasant Home continued to run up against tough opponents with a close loss to Kinston last week.

Things don’t get any easier this week as the Eagles prepare to take on a Florala team that has been clicking on all cylinders the past few weeks.

After losing several key players to injuries, the Wildcats have finally gotten some of those players back and the team has started to hit their stride as they look to secure a playoff spot.

The Wildcats have turned it up recently as they have scored 60-plus points the past two weeks.

Florala’s quarterback Jacob Hammac has thrown for more than 2,000 yards and 21 touchdowns in six games this year.

Florala and Pleasant Home are set to begin at 7 p.m., Friday in Florala.