The W&L Eagles varsity football team played the King George Foxes at home on Friday, October 4. The Eagles turned the ball over and put the Foxes in scoring range. The Foxes took advantage of the field position and turned it into points with a touchdown to change the scoreboard (0-7) with 4:23 left in the first quarter. The Eagles went to their ground and pound game and James ‘LJ’ Kelly punched the ball into the endzone to make it (6-7) with 8:13 to play in the second. The defense stepped up and defensive back Craig Shepard picked off the visitors to give the ball to his offense with 2:01 left in the half. The home team went up top with a fifteen-yard pass from Christian Mountjoy to Shane McNeill to take the lead (14-7) after a James ‘LJ’ Kelly two-point conversion. Both teams moved the ball in the third yet neither could score, so the score remained (14-7) going into the final quarter. The visitors started on a roll in the fourth with a rushing touchdown to tie the game (14-14) with 11:35 to play. The Foxes reached the endzone again to take a (14-21) lead at the 7:34 mark of the fourth. The Eagles responded with a quick touchdown when Christian Mountjoy called his own number and hit pay dirt to make it (20-21) with 6:01 left to play. They could not get into the endzone again and loss a squeaker by one point. Every high school team is a work in progress, so they may look good on one side of the ball one week but not the next and special teams is always a mystery. The Eagles will continue to coach to get better and the players will play hard when they hit the field. W&L will travel to Lancaster on Friday, October 11.
Eagles defense Kentay Jones and Damien Henry-Johnson swarms to the ball.