W.S. Neal falls to Opp Bobcats in preseason football game Thursday
Published 9:05 pm Thursday, August 19, 2010
In a muddy condition Thursday night preseason football game in East Brewton, the Opp Bobcats defeated the W.S. Neal Eagles 35-14.
The B-team players for both schools played the first quarter and four minutes of the second quarter with Opp holding an 8-0 lead when the varsity players took over.
With the varsity playing the remainder of the game, Opp’s varsity outscored the Eagles 27-14 to get the win.
Altogether, Opp lead 16-6 overall at the half (8-6 in varsity action) before taking a 29-6 lead heading into the final quarter of play.
Opp scored one touchdown in the fourth quarter and W.S. Neal scored with 35.9 seconds left in the game to cut the lead to 35-14 overall and to 27-14 in varsity action.
Opp went into victory formation for one snap and ran the clock out for the win.
“First of all we got everyone in the game,” W.S. Neal Eagle head coach Kevin Jordan said. “That is what you look for in a jamboree game of that nature. We are going to get a chance to look at film and go from here. I was disappointed in our play in the second half big time. We played hard in the first half and gave up a late touchdown and that took the winds out of our sails I thought.”
W.S. Neal had 86 yards of total offense in the second half with five first downs. Before the 90-yard scoring drive near the end of the game, the Eagles had -4 yards of offense (-10 rushing, 6 passing) and no first downs.
W.S. Neal will start their 2010 regular season next week with another Thursday game as they travel to 2A Flomaton.