Eagles end playoff run against Rivercrest Colts

Crossett Eagle Kameron Williams dashes to move the ball down the field during the Round 4 playoff game against the Rivercrest Colts. The matchup ended 61-27 in Rivercrest's favor. (VAL GAUGHT/News Observer)


The Crossett Eagles football team finished its  season in Wilson last week after losing to the Rivercrest Colts in Round 4 of the playoffs.

The Eagles couldn’t pull things together on Friday night even though they started out in the lead.

They didn’t score on their opening drive, but Denzell Watkins recovered a fumble, bringing the Eagle offense back out on the field. Jackson Moore ran the ball 37 yards to put the Eagles in the endzone and Brandon Urbina kicked in the extra point. The Eagles led 7-0 with nine minutes to play in the first quarter.

It took the Colts 12 plays and two penalties going in their favor, but they answered with a touchdown and extra point to tie the score. They recovered their own onside kick and put up another seven. The night was downhill from there for the Eagles.

By the end of the first quarter the Colts were up 21-7 over the Eagles. 

When the half time buzzer sounded, they were up 35-7. 

After the break, Dewayne Ashford returned the kickoff 83 yards for another Eagle touchdown, making the score 35-13, but the Eagles weren’t able to catch back up during the last two quarters. 

The final score was 61-27, sending the Eagles home and ending their football season.  The Eagles ended the year with 1,489 total rushing yards and 1,378 total passing yards.  

Tyrique Jones rushed for 973 yards, averaging 109 yards per game. 

Jackson Moore had 866 rushing yards for the season and Dewayne Ashford 757. 

Ashford and Moore both averaged around 83 receiving yards per game.

Denzel Watkins and Dwight Ashford averaged 18 tackles per game. Dylan Coody and Kameron Williams were right behind them with averages of 13 and 12 tackles respectively per game. 

Watkins, Moore, Williams, Coody, Jones and Dewayne Ashford will all be returning next year.

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