Eupora's rally falls short
CALHOUN CITY â€“ The Eupora Eagles mounted a fourth-quarter rally, but it was not enough as they dropped a 27-20 decision to the Calhoun City Wildcats in Calhoun County Friday night.
With the loss, Eupora saw its records fall to 6-2 overall and 1-2 in Class 2A, Region 4.
Calhoun City took advantage of turnovers by the Eagles to build a 21-0 lead by halftime.
Eupora gained a turnover of its own as Will Bowen recovered a fumble to help close the gap to 21-7.
After another interception for a score by Calhoun City increased the margin to 27-7 in the third quarter, the Eagles got the final two scores of the game.
Eupora quarterback Trey Pittman had a 2-yard run with 4:56 remaining in the fourth quarter, then he tossed a scoring pass to Corsen Gunn with 35 seconds left to get the score trimmed down to 27-20.
The Eagles did not have time to get any closer.
Eupora travels to rival East Webster to close the regular season next Friday.
Choctaw County 14
FOREST â€“ Choctaw County played a tough division foe in Forest on Friday night. In the end the Bearcats proved too much as they defeated the Chargers.
â€śThey are really good,â€ť Choctaw County coach Adam Dillinger said. â€śThey are physical. We had opportunities, but there were some things that didnâ€™t go our way. Forest is a good team and played a good game.â€ť
Though the Bearcats may have won by 13, as action returned from halftime the score was much tighter at 13-7.
It would stay that way until the fourth quarter when Forest began to edge its way ahead and ultimately claimed the win to progress to 7-3 overall and 3-1 in Class 3A, Region 5 competition.
Led by Jamarcus Bradley, who scored both touchdowns, the Chargers now stand at 3-1 divisionally while holding an 8-2 overall record.
Hebron Christian 52,
PHEBA â€“ It was a good offensive night for the Hebron Christian Eagles.
The Eagles built a 44-6 halftime lead and didn't look back.
Justin Gordon opened the scoring for Hebron, which improved to 6-3 overall, with a 36-yard touchdown run. He also added the two-point conversion run, and followed that up with a 40-yard scoring run with the two-point run failing.
The Eagles increased their lead to 20-0 with a 3-yard touchdown run by Brandon England.
After Friendship got its only touchdown of the game on a fumble recovery return, Hebron responded with a 41-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Channing Tapley to Collin Moore to jump the score to 28-6.
The Eagles got a turnover for a score when Andrew Myatt returned a 59-yard interception. Tapley ran in the two-point conversion.
The halftime lead stood at 44-6 after Taylor Simmons had a 58-yard touchdown run for Hebron and Lucas Foster added the two-point conversion run.
Myatt had the only touchdown in the second half with a 47-yard run for the Eagles and with Foster's two-point conversion run, it provided the final score.
Hebron travels to Calhoun Academy next Friday as it looks to finish its Class A, 8-Man, District 7A schedule unbeaten.
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