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EUPORA â€“ After a pair of tough losses to divisional foes in back-to-back weeks, Eupora was hoping to regroup itself Friday night hosting Williams-Sullivan.
The Eagles did just that, returning to the win column with a 47-0 homecoming victory over the Yellow Jackets.
Though Eupora was playing on the heels of a pair of tough defeats at the hands of Hamilton and Ackerman, Eagles head coach Junior Graham said his club bounced back in a big way Friday.
â€śAfter last week, we were kind of concerned,â€ť said Graham. â€śBut (the team) came out on homecoming with all the distractions and I thought they handled everything very well and they executed well.
â€śWe also had the opportunity to play a lot of folks and gain some experience for the future. Thatâ€™s always a plus, but we know weâ€™ve got a big week ahead of us.â€ť
Eupora (5-4 overall, 2-2 in Region 2-2A) returns to action next week hosting county rival East Webster.
In a game that doesnâ€™t need any added stipulations, this yearâ€™s battle of Webster county foes has just that.
The winner of the game will capture the No. 3 seed from Class 2A, Region 2, with the loser relegated to No. 4.
â€śItâ€™s a big game regardless of playoffs simply because itâ€™s a county rival,â€ť said Graham. â€śSo thereâ€™s just a lot of reasons to stay focused and play with a lot of intensity and give a good effort next week.â€ť