SoBoCo lineman Brian Kent knew the Eagles had a big lead and was controlling Friday’s game at Wright City.

He also remembered playing at Hallsville two years ago.

“I thought, “Oh, here we go again,” Kent said.

Then the Eagles held the lead until the Indians came out after a 40-minute rain delay, scored before halftime and went on to win the game.

Kent and the Eagles weren’t about to let that happen again.

The Eagles needed only 30 minutes of play to build a 35-6 lead on the Wright City Wildcats before the game was called midway through the third quarter.

But Eagles seniors Kent and Tanner Smith say the lead would only have increased had play continued.

“We were doing about anything we wanted to on offense,” Smith said, “we didn’t punt all night and we were moving the ball on the ground and in the air.”

Smith scored the Eagles first TD and, after a Cole Morris sack stopped the Wildcats, Cooper Mange had a 50-yard TD run to make it 14-0.

After the Wildcats put a up a score, Colby Phillips reached pay dirt with a 25-yard run to make it 21-6.

Then the lightning delay hit.

~ Read the rest of the story in today’s Journal ~

by Bruce Wallace