The Felt was packed Friday night as the Clarke County Eagles opened their 2012 season against Berkley Springs. Last season, the Indians gave the Eagles a run for their money in a tight game that the Eagles eventually pulled-out for the win, but last night was a whole different story as Clarke County crushed the Indians with a final score of 40-0.
The Eagles dominated both sides of the ball racking up six touchdowns. The team’s new starting QB, sophomore Sean McDonald broke the ice capping off a 64 yard opening drive with a 3 yard run for the first points of the game. Less than two minutes later running back Davey Hardesty broke three tackles for a 31 yard touchdown run adding a second score. The quick strikes knocked the Indians on their heels and with five seconds left in the first quarter #6 Todd Benton caught a crease and ran a third score in from 19 yards out.
The Eagle defensive squad turned in a great performance as well sporting a new five man defensive line. The Indians weren’t able to muster a first down until the second quarter and had only 6 for the entire game. Noseguard #12 Eric Stewart pulled down the Indians QB for the first of the three sacks the new Eagle defense had on the night.
Clarke County added three more scores before the second string unit went in the game with 6:45 left in the forth quarter.
Team captain, Davey Hardesty delivered a standout performance on the night with three touchdowns and 200 yards rushing.
Coach Parker said he was happy with the teams overall performance,”I thought our guys played a good game, we had a couple of fumbles and some penalties, but all in all I think it was a good performance for the first game of the season.”
Next week the Eagles are on the road against Warren County.