CONWAY -- It wasn't a pleasant homecoming for Conway Christian alumnus and former assistant coach Andrew Roberson.
Now the head coach at England, Roberson's Lions were no match for the Eagles in Friday's 5-2A matchup. Led by the passing and running of quarterback Jacob Wood, the Eagles won 50-14.
Conway Christian scored first when Wood hit John Michael Scherrey on a 41-yard touchdown pass, giving the Eagles a 7-0 first-quarter lead.
Wyatt Lawerence then opened up the second quarter with a nice run, setting up a 37-yard keeper by Wood to the end zone to make the score 14-0.
England drove down the field but fumbled deep in Eagles' territory. Wood struck again on the very next play with an 87-yard touchdown throw to Scherrey to make it 21-0.
The Eagles' defense then forced an England punt, giving the ball back to its offense on its own 25. A few plays later, Wood hit on a 50-yard touchdown pass to Carson Bradley to make it 28-0.
England got on the board with a 40-yard pass from Mason Brazeal to Tamarous Dodson. The Lions converted the old "swinging gate" play for the two-point conversion to make the score 28-8.
Wood struck again on the Eagles' ensuing possession with a 29-yard run, making it 36-8 after a two-point conversion of their own. Wood scored on another run with 1:03 left in the half to make it 43-8.
Brazeal hit England's speedy all-purpose receiver Justus Filoteo with a touchdown pass for the Lions. This time the two-point try was no good, making it 43-14. Wood scored yet again for the Eagles from 16 yards out to make the halftime score 50-14.
That score held until the final horn.
"We knew coming in they were going to play man coverage, so we spent a lot of time this week working on that," Eagles Coach Justin Kramer said. "Any time you put the ball in Jacob's hands and give him the option to run or throw, he usually makes good choices. I thought our receivers made some big catches and our defense played really well."
Conway Christian (4-2, 3-0 5-2A) plays at Quitman next week. England (2-4, 2-1) hosts Cutter Morning Star.
Sports on 10/06/2018
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