Lewis County holds off Eagleville 36-28 in region showdown

Eagleville dropped hard-fought 36-28 at region foe Lewis County as the Eagles fell to 5-2 overall and 1-2 in league play.

Lewis County improved to 6-1 and 2-1 and into a tie for second place in the region.

"It was a great game," Eagleville coach Floyd Walker said. "Both teams competed extremely hard and we just came up a little short. They are one of the largest football teams in 2-A that I've seen in a long time. And to be so big, they had a lot of athleticism about them as well."

Lewis County broke open a 14-14 tie with a late touchdown and 2-point conversion in the first half and led 22-14 at the break.

Eagleville got as close as one point with four minutes to go, but Lewis County put the game with another late score.

"We battled in the first half, but made some mistakes early on that cost us," Walker said. "We weren't making plays we're capable of making, but we got it straightened out.

"It went back and forth, but they mad a few more plays than we did down the stretch."

Eagles quarterback Marcus Collins completed 15 of 26 passes for three touchdowns -- all to Payton Lane, who had nine receptions for 165 yards.

The Eagles defense as led by Trevor Griffin with 13 tackles, while Damien Stingley, Ethan Strickland and Donovan Darnell had seven each. Collins also had three tackles and an interception.

Coffee Co. 44, Rockvale 13

The Rockets remained winless on the season, falling to 0-7 overall and 0-4 in region play to Coffee County.

Coffee County has won a rare two games against Rutherford County teams, also having defeated Siegel.

Rockvale coach Rick Rice didn't accompany his team as he was with his son Austin, who is in Vanderbilt in critical condition after a recent and serious automobile crash.

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