Hebron Eagles fall short against Raiders

By: 
DEON BLANCHARD
For Daily Times Leader

A tightly played battle against the Hebron Christian Eagles and the Delta Academy Raiders went against the home team on Friday night.

The Eagles lost 26-20 as they were unable to spark anything offensively in the fourth quarter and a few mistakes cost them the game.

“We had a pretty good run game and we blocked pretty well for the most part,” Hebron head coach David Foster said. “What killed us was the snapping of the ball, which has been a problem for us this year. We just have to clean that up.”

The Raiders were able to score first with a 5-yard pass thrown by Caleb West, and the two-point conversion run was good putting them up 8-0.

After a big run for the Eagles, they were able to score from the 7-yard-line with a pass from the junior quarterback Braedon Triplett. The Eagles two-point conversion attempt was no good, leaving the score at 8-6.

Delta Academy was able to score again after Jhalen Wells had a 10-yard-run, making the score 14-6 after a failed attempt at a two-point conversion in the second quarter.

Hebron Christian began to make a huge comeback later in the second quarter as its defense, passing and running game began to amp up. A 62-yard run that made the score 14-12. After stopping the Raiders, Triplett for the Eagles was able to connect with Doug Loden for the touchdown, and the two-point conversion was good. At halftime, Hebron was up 20-14.

In the third, the Raiders came out running the football, which lead to a 3-yard touchdown run by Moore. The two-point conversion was no good due to a fumble, leaving the score at 20-20.

During the fourth, West had a 2-yard touchdown run for Delta Academy, breaking the tie and putting it up 26-20.

The Eagles (1-3) will be on the road next week at Kemper Academy.

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