The Pierce City Eagles (3-0) football squad continues to win. Last Friday, the Eagles defeated the Diamond Wildcats 48-6.
|For the third game in a row the Eagles used an efficient offensive onslaught and a smothering defense to put the game out of reach early.||Pierce City scored touchdowns on seven of its first nine possessions.|
Cody Cox blocked a Diamond punt to set up the Eagles' first drive at the Wildcat 17-yard line. The Eagles needed one play to score as Cedric O'Hara took the snap and rounded the left side of his line with 9:11 left in the first.
Curtis Palmer rumbled 31 yards on Pierce City's next drive to make the score 12-0. After the Wildcats were held on downs, Cox took an O'Hara pitch and raced 74 yards for the touchdown with 3:02 left in the first. A little over a minute later Cox found the end zone again from 18 yards out.
Pierce City would add another score on a Palmer one-yard plunge with 1:13 left in the first. In the second quarter, O'Hara would scramble 28 to pay dirt with 9:21 left to give the Eagles a 42-0 advantage they would take into the half.
Cox would open the second half with a 69-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage to complete the Eagles' scoring.
"The O-line does a great job opening holes," Cox said. "It makes it very easy to be a running back for this team."
"I had a lot of time in the pocket and didn't feel any pressure," O'Hara added.
"We played very well tonight," Eagles Coach Mac Whitehead said. "We had a good night on special teams. We blocked a punt and covered the kickoff well."
The Eagles' defense once again played lights out.
|On the season the Eagles have allowed only 13 total points and have forced opposing teams into 13 turnovers.||"Defense is a tradition at Pierce City," Assistant Coach Doug Weatherly said. "The boys on this team and who have played for this school have always taken defense to heart. These boys play 'til the whistles blows."|
The Eagles will put their perfect record on the line this Friday night at Greenfield.