By Ruthie Robison The Webster Progress-Times
The Eupora Eagles jump-started Class 2A, Region 2, District 4 play with a bang. The Eagles hit the road to Carrollton last Friday night to square off with the J.Z. George Jaguars and came home with a big 34-0 district win.
Eupora’s win gives them a 6-1 overall record, 1-0 district, putting them at the top of division standings.
This is the Eagles’ first shutout win of the year.
Eupora began their ground assault in the first quarter of the game with an early touchdown run. Later in the first quarter, sophomore quarterback Trey Pittman connected with senior wide receiver Jamall Roby in the end zone. Senior running back Lazerick Davis added the extra two points giving the Eagles a 14-0 lead before the second quarter.
Sophomore kicker Justin Lewis added six points to the board in the second quarter with 24-yard and 27-yard field goals increasing the Eagle momentum 20-0 going into halftime.
The Eagles added two more touchdowns, both accompanied by the extra point from Lewis, in the second half of the game, once in the third quarter and again in the fourth quarter.
Savon Daughtery led the rushing attack with six carries for 59 yards. Javoris Draine followed with five carries on 32 yards and a touchdown. Senior running back Vandy Smith had five carries on 27 yards while Lazerick Davis had five carries on 26 yards with one touchdown. Victor Goldman had three carries for 22 yards and a touchdown.
Pittman was 11-19 through the air for 129 yards and one touchdown.
Roby had four receptions for 51 yards and a touchdown, while senior wide receiver Derrick Jones had three receptions for 33 yards. Tarvis Robinson had one reception for 15 yards while Smith had one reception for 12 yards.
The Eagles had a total on 329 offensive yards during their matchup with the Jaguars. On the defensive side of the ball, senior linebacker Markelle Elchelberger led with five stops and two fumble recoveries.
Eupora’s defense has made a total of 10 sacks, forced and recovered 10 fumbles and has intercepted six times this season.
The Eagles are preparing for their homecoming game against the Hamilton Lions. The Lions claim a 3-4 overall record and recently defeated Williams-Sullivan, 43-14 in their first division meeting.
Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. while a parade will begin at 5:00 p.m. and homecoming festivities will begin at 6:15 p.m. at Wofford Field.