Eagles 2-0 in conference after besting Dumas

The Eagles won 46-8 over Dumas on Friday night, giving them their second conference win and first win at home this season. The Eagles will travel to DeWitt on Friday.

The Crossett Eagles won their second conference game with a Homecoming victory Friday night.

Coach Sonny Nason said he was very pleased with the Eagle’s performance.

“We put the Warren game behind us and endured all of the week’s homecoming activities and still came out with a win,” Nason said.

The Eagles scored on their opening drive with a 47-yard pass from Justin Stokes to Jackson Moore. Chase Rice kicked in the extra point and the Eagles led 7-0.

Dumas answered with a touchdown and a two-point conversion, taking the lead 8-7. That lead, however, would be their one all night.

Willie Taylor started the second quarter with a 17-yard touchdown run, taking back the lead. Rice kicked in an extra point to send the score to 14-8.

The Eagles scored four more times before the half. Dewayne Ashford caught a 27-yard touchdown pass, Bobby Smith caught a 7-yard touchdown pass, Jackson Moore caught a 21-yard pass and Willie Taylor ran the ball 38 yards to the end zone. Rice made one of the four kick attempts and the half time score was 39-8 with the Eagles on top.

After the break, the Eagles only scored one more time when Jaylan Lawson carried the ball 21 yards into the end zone. Rice kicked in the extra point and the Eagles led 46-8.

Dumas was able to get one more through the red before the game ended with a final score of 46-16.

Nason said he is proud of the win and proud to have a healthy team. Crossett currently has no players out with injury and only one player, Brady Lofton, on concussion protocol after a hard hit Friday night.

The Eagles have five conference games left and only two more home games this season.

Nason said generally they would need to win at least four conference games to make the playoffs, but right now the Eagles are focusing on one week at a time.

Nason said the Eagles are getting tougher each week, but there are still a lot of games between now and the playoffs and they have a lot of games to play on the road.

“Nobody’s in it yet and nobody is out of it; it could come down to week 10 and it usually does,” Nason said.

The Eagles will travel to DeWitt on Friday to face the Dragons and to Monticello to face the Billis the following week.

DeWitt is now 1-1 in conference play. They beat Hamburg 50-42, but lost to Central 22-6 last week.

The Eagles will not play at home again until Oct. 25 when they host the Hamburg Lions for the Ashley Bowl. Kick-off will be at 7 p.m. at Yarborough Field.

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