The Richard Winn Academy football team traveled to Ehrhardt to take on the Confederates of Andrew Jackson Academy Friday night.
On the Eagle’s first offensive play, quarterback Austin Knox ran for a 52-yard touchdown. The two-point conversion from Mason Gibbons to Reid Johnson put the Eagles up 8-0.
The next few possessions were defensive struggles that resulted in turnovers on downs for both teams. Eventually, Knox broke another long run for Richard Winn, this one a 60-yard touchdown scamper.
Sidney Edenfield carried the ball in for the two-point conversion, giving the Eagles a 16-0 lead. The next series, RWA’s defense caused Andrew Jackson to turn the ball over on downs.
Richard Winn gained favorable field position at the 45 yard line and slowly marched the ball down the field with one first down after another. Finally, Logan Gibbons got the ball and scored the third Eagles’ touchdown with a seven-yard run.
John Coleman got the ball and punched it in for the two-point conversion.
The Confederates attacked the field with full force, but the RWA defense forced the Confederates, once again, to turn the ball over on downs.
Andrew Jackson trailed 24-0 before breaking into the scoring column. The Confederates scored on a 12-yard touchdown pass and connected for the two-point conversion, cutting the lead to 24-8.
Richard Winn mounted one more scoring drive before halftime. With 1:25 left in the half, the Eagles marched the ball down the field and gave it to Sidney Edenfield who took it to the house.
The point after attempt was no good and the score with only seconds left in the half was 30-8.
Andrew Jackson came out just before the half ready to play and threw a long pass, however Coleman picked it off and ran it back to Andrew Jackson’s 30-yard line as time expired on the first half of play.
The second half began with a drive capped by Knox’s 28-yard touchdown run. The two-point conversion was no good, but the Eagles still held onto a commanding lead with the score 36-8.
Andrew Jackson got possession of the ball on the 30-yard line and the Eagles’ defense soon made the Confederates cough up the ball on Richard Winn Academy’s own 20-yard line.
After the turnover Johnson saw his number called and he ran for a 30-yard touchdown. The point after was good and the Eagles’ began to soar with a score of 43-8.
The Confederates had a long night as the fumble of the ensuing kickoff suggested.
By that point the Eagles had opened up such a big lead, that they eased up on the Confederates, getting younger players for game experience, instead of running up the score. The final score in this road game was Richard Winn 43 and Andrew Jackson Academy 8.
The Eagles of Richard Winn Academy will play at home on Friday against the Patriots of Wardlaw Academy. Senior football players will be honored at this game.
Team leaders Friday night included:
Knox with nine carries for 22 yards and three touchdowns.
Sidney Edenfield with eight carries for 55 yards, one touchdown and one two-point conversion.
Johnson with a 30-yard touchdown.
Logan Gibbons with an eight-yard touchdown
Mason Gibbons passing to Reid Johnson for a two-point conversion and kicking another PAT.
Coleman who rushed for a two-point conversion
Corey Davis led in passing, completing two of three for 38 yards. Austin Knox completed one pass for eight yards.
Leading receivers included Reid Johnson with two receptions for 38 yards and Mason Gibbons with one reception for eight yards.
Leading tacklers included:
Coleman with nine tackles, one assist, and a 63-yard interception return.
Johnson made seven tackles including three for negative 27 yards
Logan Gibbons had 10 tackles, including three for negative 14 yards. Gibbons had two assists and forced one fumble.
Edenfield had seven tackles and five assists.
Alex Scott had five tackles and 10 assists
Corey Davis recorded five tackles, one assist, a fumble recovery and a pass broken up.