Eagles finish season with win over Marengo High
Published 12:00 am Monday, October 31, 2005
DEMOPOLIS – A.L. Johnson’s seniors were able to finish the year on a good note with a win over the Marengo High Panthers, 19-34.
The first touchdown of the night was scored by the Eagles’ Michael McGhee with more than half the first quarter to go making the score 6-0.
Next in line was ALJ’s James Robinson for the team’s second touchdown then Alfonso Steel ran the ball in for two extra points and the score was 14-0.
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Marengo fans got excited when Keldred Bouler got past Eagles’ defense into the end zone, unfortunately flags were thrown and the points didn’t count.
But Ronnie Hildreth made up for the penalty when he made it through, adding the Panthers’ first six points to the board.
The P.A.T. was good and the score was 14-7, Eagles.
After Jeremy Dixon intercepted an attempted touchdown pass for the Eagles, they lost possession going into the half.
The Eagles came back fired up after halftime and Michael McGhee scored six points with the first possession of the third quarter, making the score 20-7.
Brandon Fritts ran the ball in for a good two-point conversion and the score was 22-7.
In attempts to even the score, Keldred Bouler scored his second touchdown of the game, making the score 22-13.
After blocking the P.A.T., the Eagles widened the gap when Demetrius Cade added six more to the board with 43 seconds left in the third quarter.
The two-point-conversion attempt was unsuccessful, leaving the score 28-13.
Keldred Bouler scored his second touchdown of the night in the fourth quarter, making the score 28-19.
Michael McGhee scored the last touchdown of the night to make the final score 34-19.
Eagles coach Mose Jones gathered his team to say goodbye to five of his senior players at the end of the game.
“I’m sad to see them leave,” he said. “But we still have a lot of good players to start off with next year.”
Jones said his players finished the season on a good note because they finally found the one thing they were missing all season.
“Tonight they had the fight in them.”