Second-half comeback lifts Huntland past Eagleville

It was a tale of two halves for Eagleville in its season and home opener on Friday night against Huntland.

The Eagles jumped out to a 19-3 halftime lead, only to see the visitors storm back for a 36-27 victory.

"We got out to a big lead and the kids were playing really well," Eagleville coach Floyd Walker said. "Huntland did a good job of keeping their composure. There were a couple of breaks that went against us. We had the ball on the five ready to score and fumbled, and then they scored for a 14-point swing.

"It was a typical first game and sloppy as far as both teams doing what they need to do. All you can do is give Huntland credit for doing what they needed to do. I was proud of our kids. I thought they played hard and competed. We just came up on the short end of the stick."

Eagleville put up some huge numbers offensively. Quarterback Marcus Collins had 114 yards and two touchdowns rusing and Wyatt McLemore had 63 yards and a touchdown on seven carries before injuring an ankle.

Collins also competed 10 of 17 passes for 164 yards and a touchdown, and Kaden Snitzer had seven catches for 110 yards and a touchdown.

McLemore led the defense with 11 tackles, while Dylan Pratt and Oscar Guerra had six each.

The Eagles also had a big night on special teams as McLemore had a 91-yard touchdown return for a kickoff, while Collins had an 81-yard kickoff return.

"We had a lot of big plays running the ball, throwing the ball and in the kicking game," Walker said. "You just now move forward from game one to game two and hope you get better.

Eagleville returns to action Friday night with a road trip to Cornersville.

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