Eagles flying into town Friday
The Eastside Eagles are soaring into Cairo Friday night with an impressive 11-1 record after a 21-9 to win over Carrollton last Friday night. The Eagles are located in Covington, Georgia, and are a relatively new school, opening in 1996. After two 0-10 seasons in 2004 and 2005, the Eagles posted a 7-3 mark last year, and this year’s 11-1 season is their best ever.
The Eagles have had two coaches in their school’s history, with current coach Rick Hurst now in his fourth year. The Eagles have averaged a little over 30 points a game and given up an average of just over 10 points a contest. Eastside’s lone loss came at the hands of Hart County on Oct. 10, 24-7. The Eagles finished first in region 8-AAA.
“They run the spread offense and have a good looking quarterback, two good backs and a couple of very talented receivers to throw to. Defensively, they don’t give up a lot of points, and run several fronts that we will have to ready for on offense,” said Cairo coach Tom Fallaw.
Justin Wray is the Eagles quarterback and stands 6-2, 205 pounds. A 215-pound running back, Broderick Alexander has been catching the eyes of college scouts as well. “Speed and power” are two words Eagles’ coach Rick Hurst uses to describe his running back. The Eagles also have Antarious Terrell at wideout who is 6-4 and tight end Kevyn Agudo who is 6-4, 225 pounds.
Friday’s game should be another exciting contest as the Makers took the homefield advantage by winning the coin toss Saturday morning in Perry, Georgia.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at West Thomas Stadium. Tickets are $10 and available at Center Drugs both Wednesday and Friday in advance.