DOUBLE SPRINGS - Two springs, Cold and Double Springs, clashed on the dreary Friday night, Oct. 11, just as the light rain stopped. The Cold Springs Eagles, from Bremen, soared through the air with 135 passing yards to defeat the Winston County Yellow Jackets, 20-14.
As the game began, Winston County won the coin toss, but decided to defer to the second half and let the Eagles receive the kickoff. ,
The game plan worked, and as the Eagles gained yards, a pass intended for Dylan Gable was intercepted by Robert Edgil, who carried the ball past the goal line, giving the first score on the night. The PAT was no good, leaving it 6-0.
The Eagles then handed out a quarterback sack to Marcus Hill. Several plays later, the Eagles fumbled, and the Yellow Jackets were there to pick it up.
Winston County was forced to punt as the second quarter began, with the Eagles working from the Winston 45-yard-line to answer Winston’s touchdown. Brodi Williams had the honor. Their two-point conversion was good with Ayden Alexander carrying the ball. This put the Eagles ahead 8-6. The Eagles were happy to deliver yet another quarterback sack, this time to Brooks Bonds from the Eagles’ Jagger White.
When Winston County received the kick off during the second half, the Eagles found Bonds already gone to make the long run of 64 yards to the second Yellow Jacket touchdown. Their two-points were good, jumping ahead 14-8. A fumble on the Eagles, and a fumble on the Yellow Jackets happened nearly back-to-back, though each team was able to recover their own fumble. A touchdown by the Eagles near the end of the third quarter, with a PAT no good, leveled the score at a tie of 14.
One more fumble by the Jackets gave the Eagles possession over into the fourth quarter, resulting in a one-yard touchdown by Jordan Lacey. Their two-point try failed, leaving the final score of 20-14, Cold Springs.
The Jackets kept trying, but an interception by Houston McCam and then a third and final quarterback sack by McKinney to Bonds sealed the deal.
Total rushing yards for both teams were nearly identical with the Jackets at 105 and Eagles at 97, though the Eagles greatly surpassed the Jackets in passing yards: Jackets, 24 and Eagles, 135.
Winston County will travel to Southeastern Friday.
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