Eagles conquer Cavaliers

ST. MATTHEWS –Richard Winn went on the road this past Friday to visit the Calhoun Academy Cavaliers. The Eagles came away with the 42-20 win after being held scoreless for the first half, trailing 14-0 at the intermission. Richard Winn would go on to outscore the Cavaliers 42-6 in the second half.

Richard Winn forced the Cavaliers into a three-and-out on their first series of the contest. The Eagles turned the ball over on downs on their opening series, then Calhoun took the lead on an eight-play, 55-yard drive that ended with an eight yard run by Evan Inabinet.

Richard Winn’s offense could not gain momentum and turned the ball over on downs on its second series of the game as well. Calhoun answered with a 14-play, 77-yard drive ending with a 27-yard touchdown pass from Seth Tyson to Josh Black to take a 14-0 lead at the half.

On the third play of the second half, Eagles’ quarterback Zack Taylor hit Gavin Douglas for a 63-yard touchdown. The Eagles also converted their two-point conversion to cut into Calhoun’s 14-8 lead. Calhoun scored its final six points of the game on the next series, going back up 20-8 with 9:18 to play in the third quarter.

The Eagles scored the final 34 points of the game. All five touchdowns were scored by senior Brandon Miller. Miller pulled the Eagles to within six at 20-14 with 6:16 to play in the third.

In the fourth quarter, Miller capped a four-play, 56-yard drive with a six-yard rushing score, then a two play, 34-yard drive with a 34-yard rushing touchdown. The Eagles third touchdown of the quarter came on a 23-yard rush by Miller that ended a three play, 30-yard drive and then a one play, one-yard drive. Calhoun’s fourth quarter offensive possessions ended with two turnovers on down.

Miller finished the game with 20 carries for 126 yards and five touchdowns as well as three catches for 38 yards and 16 tackles. Taylor finished the game with 66 yards passing and a touchdown as Dru Caldwell had 80 yards passing. Gavin Douglas had one catch for 63-yards and a touchdown.

The Eagles moved to 7-1 on the season while Calhoun dropped to 4-5. Richard Winn hosts King this week for their final home contest of the regular season. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.