Crossett was knocked out of the playoffs after a loss against Star City last Thursday.

The Eagles traveled to Star City on Thursday to play their last regular season game of the year.

The winner of the game would advance as the fifth seed in the 4A Region 8 playoffs.

The Eagles ended the first quarter 6-0 after freshman Jackson Moore scored the first and only Eagle touchdown. In the second quarter, the Bulldogs scored a touchdown and two-point conversion, making the score 8-6 with the Eagles trailing by two.

The Bulldogs scored again in the third quarter, pushing the score to 15-6. The Eagles were unable to get back into the end zone after that, and during the fourth quarter, neither team scored. The Eagles ended their season with a 15-6 loss.

The Eagles finished their season 2-7 overall and 2-5 in conference and were sixth in the 4A Region conference ahead of DeWitt and Monticello.

Eagle quarterback junior Justin Stokes finished the season with 1565 passing yards and 15 touchdown passes. Stokes’ longest pass of the season was a 79 yard pass to senior Deandre Webb.

Webb played eight games and scored a total of 50 points.

Freshman receiver Dewayne Ashford finished the year with 514 receiving yards, with his longest being for 78 yards.

Junior running back Jaylan Lawson finished the year with the most rushing yards with a total of 339. Willie Taylor was behind him with a total of 219.

On defense, junior Deuce Hall led with 64 solo tackles and 25 assists for a total of 89. Next was sophomore Lamonte Gillum with 72 total and junior Kantrell Williams with 57. Williams also returned the ball 72 yards for a touchdown during the Ashley Bowl, and Gillum recoverd a fumble and ran it for a touchdown during the game against West Helena.

Senior Trent Pullin and junior Deeraymond Herman had the most sacks for the year each with 5 total and juniorChase Rice forced the most fumbles.

The Eagles will lose senior starters Amaru Gibbs, Webb, Robert Scates, Tyreke Caldwell, Pullin, Jabari Holmes, Dylan Pence, Matt Goodwin and Javonte Jones.

Returning next year will be regular starters Stokes, Taylor, Lawson. Dewayne Ashford, Moore, Kason Brooks, Nick Goodwin, Dwight Ashford, Williams, Hall, Kartervious Lyons, DeeRaymond Herman, Lamonte Gillum, Brady Lofton, Ty Washington and Chase Rice. Along with sophomore Desmond Harris and Symy Taylor, who each played five games, and the freshman who were pulled up throughout the season, Denzel Watkins who played four games. Brandon Mayweather and Davon Montgomery each played in final game of the season. Moore and Dewayne Ashford were also freshman, but were pulled up before the season started.

The All-Conference players and other end-of-season awards will be announced after the playoffs wrap up.

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