Eagleville takes down Cornersville 27-15 to 2-0

Eagleville players celebrate after a touchdown against Cornersville. DAVID RUSSELL

EAGLEVILLE-- The Eagleville Eagles moved to 2-0 overall on the season as they won their home opener at Talon Field 27-15 over the Cornersville Bulldogs.

"You can not make penalties and turnovers against a good football team," Cornersville coach Gerard Randolph said.

Early in the game, neither team could stop the other as each team scored the first two times they touched the ball.

Eagleville took the opening kickoff and returned it 46 yards to the Bulldog 39. From there, it was Marcus Collins and Wyatt McElmore doing the honors as he took the pigskin in from 2 yards out, and the score was 6-0 after a missed extra point.

Cornersville got the ball and drove the ball 69 yards and ran 14 plays overcoming two penalties and a fumble that was returned for a touchdown by the Eagles that was called back by a block in the back penalty.

Jackson Williams nailed a 27-yard field goal and the score was 6-3.

"Things happened to us in the game but our kids did not hang their heads. It does not matter who plays for us our expectations are to win ballgames," Eagleville coach Floyd Walker said.

Eagleville's second possession ended with a score as it drove the ball three plays capped by a  37-yard run by McElmore to make the score 12-3. The Bulldogs cut into the lead before halftime as they went on an-eight, play 50-yard drive as Alex Hillard ran it in from 11 yards out to make the score 12-9 at the intermission.

In the second half, Eagleville came out put the ball in the air, scoring on a 25-yard pass from Collins to  Kaden Snitzer. Collins ran in the conversion, giving the Eagles a commanding 20-9 lead with a little over four and a half minutes gone in the third quarter.

Cornersville came right back getting back into the game on a Jackson Farler 5-yard run, but the conversion was no good and the score was 20-15.

The Eagles iced the game as they recovered a fumble by the Bulldogs and it was returned 53 yards for a score by McLemore and the point after was good, leaving the final score 27-15 Eagles.

McLemore led the Eagles with 79 yards rushing on eight carries, Strickland had 42 and Collins 30.

Defensively, Trevor Griffin had seven tackles, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery for a touchdown and a blocked kick. Strickland had nine tackles and Oscar Guerra eight.

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