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Last Updated: Nov 2nd, 2017 - 09:18:23


Pee Wee Eagles close out season with win
By VAL GAUGHT
Nov 2, 2017, 09:17

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The fifth and sixth grade Pee wee Crossett Eagles won their last game of the season Saturday and placed second in the league with a 7-2 record.

Dumas, the only team that beat the Eagles, won first place undefeated.

The Eagles have won their last five games, and outscored their opponents by a total of 150-14. Four of their last five games were defensive shutouts.
Saturday, the Eagles ended their season with a shut out against Monticello 32-0.

“Our boys set the tone early and never let up,” Coach James Pruitt said.

The Eagles jumped out to a 24-0 lead in the first 10 mins of the game. Once they had such a big lead, the coaches made sure all of the players got playing time. It was the last pee wee game for the sixth graders as they will move on to middle school football next year.

“These sixth graders are a very special group of boys.” Pruitt said.
Pruitt has coached this group since they were fourth graders playing on the third and fourth grade team.

In the last three seasons, they have only lost a total of three games.

“They have heart and grit and none of them know when to give up,” Pruitt said.

Pruitt also said their unity and leadership is really uncommon at their age level.

“It was just an all around great performance by everybody,” he said. “Business as usual for this team.”

Blaine Wooten and Max Brooks both got playing time as quarterback. Wooten also went in as a receiver when Brooks was in as quarterback. Brooks completed a pass to Wooten and to receivers Eathan McElroy and Max Taunton.

“Isiah Bunton and Taylin Paskel showed out as usual,” Pruitt said about his star running backs.

The coach said the boys exercised excellent teamwork skills Saturday and worked together to bring home the win.

“The town of Crossett has a lot to look forward to as these boys get older,” Pruitt said.