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Last Updated: Nov 15th, 2017 - 14:49:20


Crossett season ends in first round of playoffs
By VAL GAUGHT
Nov 15, 2017, 14:40

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The Crossett Eagle football season officially came to an end last weekend in northwest Arkansas.

(News Observer)
The team traveled to Ozark to play the Hillbillies in round one of the playoffs.

The game started off as a good competition but turned into the Hillbillies running away with the score.

The game opened with the Hillibillies scoring a touchdown on their first drive, taking the 7 - 0 lead early.

The Eagles made it into field goal range, but the kick was no good.
Crossett kicked back to Ozark, but the Eagle defense forced the Hillbillies to a punt after four plays.

The Eagle offense took over on the Hillbilly 10 yard line, but punted back to them as the clock rolled into second quarter.

The Hillbillies started their drive midfield, and the defense couldn’t keep them out of the end zone.

Tanner Courson stopped the first run play. The Hillbillies threw a long pass that moved them to the 1 yard line before Robert Scates could stop the receiver. They scored on the next play to lead 14 - 0.

Ozark kicked and the Eagles made a fair catch around their own 40 yard line, but the receiver was hit hard just as he caught the ball. No personal foul penalty was enforced and the Eagles began their drive. The Eagles were fourth down and four when Justin Stokes completed a pass to Amaru Gibbs for the first down. The Eagles were in Hillbilly territory, but after two failed run attempts, were back at third and nine. Ja’vonn Watson gained five yards, and Randarious Terry picked up the first down on the next play. The Eagles made it all the way to the Hillbily five yard line, but they turned the ball over on downs.

The Eagles forced the Hillbillies to punt from deep in Eagle territory, and Crossett started another drive midfield.

S’quan Duke ran the ball across the 50 into Hillbilly territory, but was a yard short of the first down. Gibbs tried to run, but was stopped, bringing up third and one. Duke picked up the first down on the next play. An incomplete pass and failed run attempts had the Eagles back at fourth and four.

Stokes completed a pass to Kaylon Williams for the first down, and the Eagles were on the Hillbilly 26.

The Eagles ran out of time and weren’t able to score before the half and hit the locker room down by 14.

--For the complete story, see the print edition.