The Northside Eagles opened 2005 in grand style with a convincing win over the rival Trojans before a large crowd at Peach County. Byron Hunter led a Eagles rushing attack that gained 405 yards on the night by gaining 246 yards and scoring 2 TDs. David Everett added 89 tough yards on the ground and Kevyn Cooper carried the ball just twice but scored on each carry from 18 and 14 yards respectively. The Eagle offensive line led by Michael Howard, the only returning O-Line starter on the field Friday night, continually opened up large holes for the Eagle backs all night long. After Peach Co. returned the 2nd half kickoff to cut the lead to 17-12, Northside went on a 15 play, 65 yard scoring drive that chewed up almost 7 minutes off the clock and included 2 fourth down coversions to put the Eagles back up 24-12. The Eagle defense was equally impressive as it held Peach Co. to only 4 first downs - zero in the the second half. The defensive front led by Sam Robinson and Omar Smith stymied the Trojan rushing attack while Antoine Rice and Donshea Simmons teamed up to hold Peach Co. star receiver Chris Slaughter without a reception. The win marked the 8th straight year that the Eagles have opened the season with a win over the always tough Peach Co. Trojans.