Ending the Boyle County Run


Trevor White

Senior Mason Moore step sin at quarterback for the Eagles in the game against Boyle County.

On August 28, the Eagles went on the road to face the defending 5A state champs. Boyle County was on a 59 game home winning streak, and the Eagles came into Danville Saturday night with intentions to break it. Without quarterback Drew Nieves, 11, the Eagles had to stick to a ground approach the majority of the game. Senior Elijah Hammond said that “We really focused in on our defensive scheme. We wanted to disrupt their offense as much as possible, and that’s exactly what we did.”

The Eagles were ferocious on the defensive side of the ball, and Jeffrey Selby, 12, had 16 tackles to lead the team. Head Coach Doug Charles has praised Jeffrey highly, as he has said that he is, “A 32 ACT kid who is one of the hardest workers I have ever coached,” and his hard work definitely showed on Saturday night. Following his impressive performance, he was included on Midwest scout’s list of five sleeper prospects.

With an absent Drew Nieves, Coach Oakley Watkins had to get deep into his offensive playbook to keep Boyle on their heels. A big part of this offensive effort was Senior Mason Moore. He lined up at quarterback for this game, and he rushed for 142 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also had an average of 7.1 yards per carry. Senior Running back Xavier Brown was named MVP of the game; he had 221 yards on 25 carries. Another bright spot for the Eagles was a late interception by Parker Chaney, 10, which sealed the game. Senior Conner Maggard was in the student section during this game, and he commented “I was impressed by the play calling, and the ability to move the ball.”