Probably, the best prep football playoff game this Friday was the Eagleville win on the road in Lynchburg.
The final score of 19-16 definitely doesn’t tell the whole story.
Perhaps, the most important part of the story is the fact that Moore County doesn’t have a kicker, so the Raiders went for two early and got it to take an 8-0 lead.
The lack of a kicker proved to be their undoing.
They even got another two-point conversion later. With the score 19-16 Eagleville and with the ball inside the Eagleville 10, Moore County threw a touchdown pass, but the receiver proved to be a lineman.
Hence, one more play with no time on the clock and no kicker to tie it up and send the game to overtime, the pass was incomplete.
Eagleville, now 8-4, ruined Moore County’s unbeaten season and advances to round three and travels to Gordonsville (10-1).
The Eagles has now won six in a row.
Riverdale pounds McMinn County
Game details in the Riverdale 31-6 win over McMinn County were unavailable until after the deadline but suffice to say that the Warriors were never threatened and led 17-0 at the half.
Riverdale has now beaten McMinn all four times the teams have played.
This was the 63rd playoff win in Riverdale history. The Warriors are 9-3 on the season.
The Warriors advance to round three and travel to Siegel for the second time this season.
The game will be on WGNS Radio – 1450 AM, 100.5 FM and 101.9 FM with Bryan Barrett, Jon Dinkins and Donnie Johnson.
Should Siegel win, the Stars would host the following week. Should Riverdale win, the Warriors would travel.
Siegel marches on
After a very hard fought first half, Siegel broke it open in the second half with 26 unanswered points and won their 12th game of the year, beating Blackman 40-10.
The Stars scored their first touchdown in 1:20, and I suppose many thought the rout was on, especially when they held the Blaze and then scored again.
To their everlasting credit, the Blaze (8-4) fought back with a touchdown pass from Chase Smotherman to Brandon Davenport and then a 90-yard drive that resulted in Kyle Mincey fieldgoal.
Your halftime score of 14-10 Siegel was a close as the Blaze could get.
A second half Harrison Reed fieldgoal was followed by Brent Stockstill touchdown passes to Dominique Gooch and Tyler Walton.
Five Blackman turnovers really hurt their chances.
Siegel beat Riverdale 49-28 a few weeks ago and the Stars now have to do it again.
The crowd and general atmosphere this past week at Siegel High were great. This Friday – more of the same.
Picks for the week
We were 2-1 this past week and now stand at 48-17 for the year. This week Siegel will beat Riverdale and Gordonsville will beat Eagleville.
Best game to go see – it’s the playoffs, enjoy.