Eagles versus Owls decided by two-point conversion

The Crossett Eagle defense forced and recovered four fumbles when they faced the McGehee Owls on the field Friday.

The Crossett Eagles faced a heartbreaking loss against the McGehee Owls in a road game last Friday.

After trailing by six for most of the game, McGehee came from behind in the last quarter of the game to seal an 8-6 victory over the Eagles.

Crossett High School quarterback Justin Stokes passed for 150 yards, including a pass to Carlos Williams that resulted in a 76-yard Eagle touchdown in the second quarter.

In the first quarter, Dewayne Ashford caught a 46-pass yard and moved the Eagles to first and goal, but a penalty moved them right back out of the red zone. The Eagles turned the ball back over to McGhee.

Crossett’s defense fought hard to keep McGehee off the scoreboard Friday night. The Eagles forced and recovered four fumbles. Lamonte Gilliam had 18 total tackles, recovered two fumbles and picked up one sack. Deuce Hall, Chase Rice, Javonte Jones and Kantrell Williams each picked up nine solo tackles. Hall forced a fumble and Rice forced two.

The Eagle defense held strong and didn’t allow the Owls into the end zone until late in the fourth quarter, when an Owl running back ran from midfield into the endzone. Flags went up for what appeared to be holding on the offense, but the touchdown was not called back and the two-point conversion was good.

Crossett’s defense held McGehee off three more times, but the offense could not get the ball back into the end zone.

The Eagles are now 0-2 and will host the undefeated Warren Lumberjacks at 7 p.m. Friday night at Yarborough Field.

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