The Southern Boone Eagles scored the first time they had the ball and never gave the Hallsville Indians a chance to make a comeback.
There were no delays, no storms and no momentum changes. This game was all Eagles.
SoBoCo got two rushing TDs and three passing scores from Spencer Taggart to roll up a 28-0 first half lead and cruised to a 41-0 win at Hallsville.
The Eagles are, for the first time in program history, 4-0.
“Our linemen did a great job tonight,” said Eagles coach Trent Tracy. “They didn’t have very good footing, but they got off the ball well and created holes for our running backs.”
The Eagles got scores on the ground from Jackson Sartain and Cole Morris before Hallsville’s offense got a single first down. The Indians had only two first downs the entire game.
Taggart hit Clay Jeffery and Sam Stichnote with TD strikes late in the second quarter for the Eagles 28-0 halftime lead.
“Spencer did a good job throwing hte ball tonight,” Tracy said. “He threw an interception in the end zone, but we loosened up their defense with some outside passes and that opened up the deep ball later in the game.”
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Eagles show offensive balance and defensive strength
The SoBoCo Eagles rolled up 353 yards on offense against the Indians – and it probably would have been more had they not been working with a short field most of the first half.
Credit the defense for holding Hallsville in their own end of the field. Linebackers Cole Morris, Cooper Mange and Tanner Smith spent much of their evening making tackles as the defensive line held off the Hallsville linemen.
Offensively, the Eagles got 57 yards from Smith (1 TD) and 54 yards from Jackson Sartain (1 TD). Taggart used his legs as a weapon, opening up the Indians defense with a 34-yard run in the second quarter.
Clay Jeffrey, 4 receptions, Kolton Schupp, 5 receptions, and Sam Stichnote, 3 receptions, kept the Indians defense guessing where the next pass would be thrown.