A.L. Johnson recovers from Sweet Water loss, pounds Akron 70-0
THOMASTON – The A.L. Johnson Eagle’s came back this week with a vengeance as they trampled the Akron Rams.
With 2:44 left in the first quarter the scoreboard already read 26-0 in favor of the Eagles.
Michael McGhee put the first points on the board for the Eagles and James Robinson added two more points to the score with a successful two-point conversion.
McGhee came back again with another six points followed by two points from Alfonso Steele to make the score 16-0.
Demetrius Cade added another two points after he made used of an Akron turnover and James Robinson ran the ball into the endzone for another touchdown to make the score 24-0.
Alfonso Steele made the two-point conversion count to widen the gap by two points.
Robinson added a second touchdown to his game with 23 seconds left in the quarter followed by Brandon Fritts’ failed attempt at a two-point conversion leaving the score 32-0.
After Akron fans were excited when LaCourtney McCarter ran 50 yards on a punt return but were silenced when the team’s first down attempts were repeatedly stopped by the Eagles.
Steele started off the second quarter with his first touchdown of the game to make the score 38-0 with seven minutes left in the half.
Cleophus Daniel ran his first touchdown of the game with 57 seconds left in the second quarter and made room for Steele and another successful two-point conversion, making the score 46-0 leading into halftime.
Chadrick Gamble, Demetrius Cade and DyKendall McKnight all went into the game in the second half to score touchdowns and Matthew Jones scored two of the three two-point conversions and Courtney Peterson made the last one count on the follow-up.
The final score was 70-0 and Coach Mose Jones said his team played better than they’ve been playing.
“We had more intensity tonight,” he said.
As far as next week, he said the team could forget about the beginning of the season.
“We aren’t looking back. We are starting all the way over,” he said. “We are 1-0 now. I’ve cut the top part of the schedule off and we are 1-0. Next week we will try to be 2-0.”