The Eagles hit the road for the first time in the 2011 season for key region matchup with perennial power Thomas County Central Yellow Jackets. Both teams entered the contest undefeated in Region 1-AAAA.
The Eagle defense forced a 3 and out on TCC’s first possession and the offense promptly went on a 9 play / 54 yard touchdown drive. Keshun Hill capped the drive with a 14 yard touchdown reception from senior QB Jack Montgomery with 4:56 left in the first quarter. Montgomery completed 6 passes on the 9 play drive. The Northside defense forced a TCC fumble and senior running back Marte Polk scored on a 12 yard run after a short 4 play / 24 yard drive to give Northside a 2 touchdown lead with 2:12 left in the first period. The Eagles were not done in the opening quarter as Montgomery ran in from 9 yards out after a quick 2 play / 39 yard drive following another TCC fumble recovered by Eagles. Dillon Mixon’s third perfect PAT of the first quarter gave Northside a commanding 21-0 leading heading into the second quarter.
With 5:47 left in the second, Mixon connected on a 20 yard field goal to push the Eagle lead to 24-0. Less than 2 minutes later, the Eagles were in the endzone again when Montgomery hooked up with Charlton Lane on a 12 yard touchdown pass. Mixon’s PAT made the score 31-0. TCC picked up its first first downs of the game on their ensuing possession, and with 8 seconds left before halftime, they scored their only points of the night on a 14 yard touchdown pass to make the halftime score 31-7.
Northside went right back to work in the second half after receiving the kickoff but a good drive ended in a fumble. The Eagle D got the ball back again quickly for the offense, and this time the Eagles made it to paydirt on an 11 yard touchdown run by Keshun Hill with 8:18 on the clock. Mixon’s PAT made it 38-7. With 42 seconds left in the third quarter, Mixon ended his perfect night by drilling a 42 yard FG to push the Eagle lead to 34 points entering the final quarter. With a running clock in the fourth, sophomore QB Glenn Smith led the second unit on a 5 play / 56 yard drive culminating in his 1 yard sneak for a touchdown. The PAT was blocked making the final score 47-7. The win pushes the Eagles’ record to 7-0 in the season and 4-0 in the region. Next Friday night, the Eagles look to keep their all-time unbeaten streak against county rival Houston Co. intact when the host the Bears at the MAC.