Hebron’s struggles continue on the road against Raiders


Frustrations abound for the Hebron Christian School Eagles as they failed to get on the scoreboard during the 2018 with a Week 2 loss on the road to the Delta Academy Raiders in Marks.

Yardage was at a minimum for Hebron coach David Foster’s offense, and defense did not fare any better in the 34-0 loss.

The loss is the third-straight shutout for the Eagles, including the jamboree game against Delta Academy and following a 26-0 home loss to Sharkey Issaquena Academy to open the regular season.

“We didn’t play well at all, we just played flat,” Foster said. “We’re young but I won’t use that as an excuse, we just didn’t play with intensity.

The Eagles failed to move the ball with any kind of consistency against a much more experienced opponent, who dressed roughly 15 high school aged players compared to Hebron’s 10.

“Effort has nothing to do with age,” Foster said. “We didn’t have a good week of practice and I need to do better getting prepared.”

For the night, the Eagles managed only four yards rushing on 20 carries and nine yards passing.

On defense, Doug Loden reeled in four tackles and sophomore Jon McGrew tackled three.

Despite the frustration with the effort he saw on Friday night, Foster said his squad will get right back to work on Monday and “do some things different.”

“We’re going to put in practice time and hold each other accountable,” Foster said. “I tell them all the time ‘I’m a teammate, too, and we all have something to do.”

The Eagles (0-2) will look to readjust next week when they travel to DeKalb to take on the Kemper Academy Rams (1-1) at 7 p.m.