Players rally to bring TD in final period

Published 12:49 pm Monday, October 20, 2008

By By Chris Sherman – special to the Standard
The W.S Neal Eagles dropped to 2-6 overall and 0-6 in 4A Region 1 play with a 42-12 loss to the Jackson Aggies Friday night at Legion Field.
The Eagles picked up both their scores on quarterback sneaks from Taylor Cash.
Jackson got on the board on their first offensive drive when Corey Besteda connected with William Taylor for a 30-yard touchdown strike.
John David Mitchell booted the PAT to put the Aggies up 7-0 early in the first.
W.S. Neal answered on their ensuing possession with Cash capping off a nice drive with a 1-yard TD plunge.
However, the PAT was no good leaving the score 7-6 in favor of Jackson.
But that was as close as Neal could get as the Aggies' Wesley Harris returned the following kickoff 65 yards for a touchdown to put Jackson back on top 14-6.
Jackson scored three more touchdowns in the first half taking a 34-6 lead in the locker room at intermission.
Besteda hit Chad Dickinson on a 10-yard touchdown strike on the Aggies first possession of the second half.
Dickinson scooped up a bad snap on the PAT try and dashed into the end zone for the two point conversion extending the Aggie lead to 42-6.
Cash scored on a 1-yard sneak late in the fourth quarter to end the scoring at 42-12.
Cash was 16-27 for 163 yards for the night. The Eagles were held to just 64 yards rushing.
The Eagles brought a few penalties to the game as officials threw flags five times on the night. The 60 yards worth of penalties worked against the Eagles in scoring abilities.
First downs for the Eagles totaled 14 on the night, but the W.S. Neal team was unable to maintain the momentum enough to bring those downs to a goal position. With scoring late in the first and fourth quarters, the Eagles failed to put enough points on the board to win over the Jackson Aggies.
W.S. Neal will host a homefield game next week as the B.C. Rain team makes their way to East Brewton. Game time is 7 p.m. at W.S. Neal Stadium.