The wins keep coming for Eagles

SUMMERTON – The Richard Winn Eagles had a three game win streak going into Friday night’s game at Clarendon Hall, and for the fourth consecutive week, the Eagle offense overwhelmed the opposing defense. After the nearly two hour trek to Summerton, Richard Winn emerged with 47-31 victory, their fourth win in as many tries.

Both offenses traded early scores within the first few minutes of the game and the scoreboard was knotted up at six apiece, but quarterback Zack Taylor broke the tie with a touchdown on the ground. Clarendon Hall wasted no time tying the game back up at 12, and they did so just like the Eagles, with a quarterback keeper.

Peyton Gilbert (3) evades the Saint’s defender in the backfield and goes for the corner. | Photo/Lee Holsclaw

Noah Edwards ended the first quarter scoring barrage with an explosive 60-yard touchdown return on the ensuing Saints’ kickoff. Taylor kept the Eagles’ quick-paced offense moving in the second quarter with his second touchdown of the game, and RWA went ahead 26-12.

Richard Winn ended the half on a high-note. Noah Edwards tallied his second score of the game shortly before the teams headed into the locker-room, and the Eagles held a comfortable 33-12 lead.

The Saints came out of the locker room determined to trim the Eagle lead down and try to get back in the game. Clarendon Hall inched closer to the Eagles after a questionable pass interference call enabled the Saints to score their third touchdown.

The Eagles’ defense and special teams stood their ground and cut down a couple of the Saints’ pivotal opportunities. As the third quarter wound down, the RWA defense held Clarendon Hall on a fourth-down attempt and then, in the fourth, recovered a fumble on a Saints’ punt.

Clarendon Hall came up with an interception in the fourth, but the Saints could not translate the turnover into points. Peyton Gilbert put the dagger in the game with a touchdown that jetted the Eagles ahead 40-18.

Zack Taylor added some extra insurance to the already massive lead with a late touchdown to Jimmy McKeown. Clarendon Hall put up a couple of late scores on a QB keeper and a fumble return, but it was too little too late for the Saints.

Richard Winn gets their next chance to extend the four-game win streak at home against The Andrew Jackson Confederates, and it will be no easy task. The Confederates have yet to suffer a loss this season and are currently 4-0.

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