Oak Hill, Hebron take to the road

Daily Times Leader

It was a good experience for the Hebron Christian Eagles the last time they went on the road in Class AA-District 2 eight-man play.

The Eagles went all of the way down to Bogalusa, Louisiana, to defeat Ben’s Ford Christian School 22-14 on September 6.

Hebron coach David Foster hopes going on the road in the district will once again inspire his team to victory. The Eagles won’t have to travel as far tonight, but a trip to Kemper Academy could result in a second district win if they play well enough.

“If we compete with somebody, we’ve got a chance to come out with a win,” Foster said.

That’s what Hebron did once again last week, but the effort came up just short in a 26-20 home loss to Delta Academy.

Junior quarterback Braedon Triplett threw a pair of touchdown passes to give the Eagles a 20-14 halftime lead.

Foster said just a few mistakes kept them from winning the game.

“I made a few myself, so I contributed to that,” Foster said. “We are in it together. We had a chance to win the game at the end. We got the ball back.

“We ran to the ball a lot better and we actually executed on offense. We were competitive and that was the plan to execute and give ourselves a chance to win. We came up short and that’s not good because we need to get those wins to make the playoffs.”

Kickoff in DeKalb is set for 7 p.m.

Oak Hill Academy at Winston Academy

The Raiders suffered a tough 48-42 double-overtime loss to Tunica Academy last week.

It didn’t take long for Oak Hill head coach Chris Craven and his players to turn the page.

”The Raiders have been working hard this week,” Craven said. “It was tough losing in double overtime last week. We have worked on fixing some things that contributed to that loss. We had to let what happened in the past stay in the past, learn our lessons and get ready for Winston Academy.”

It has been a difficult early schedule for the Raiders (1-3) that has included two MHSAA schools in Mantachie and Tupelo Christian Prep, a defending state champion in Tunica Academy and now a road game at Class 4A Winston Academy.

“Winston is an upper classification ball game for us,” Craven said. “They have really good athletes and size on the line. We will have our work cut out for us. We are asking our guys to bring their best effort, to be tough men, mentally focused and play with big hearts."

Tonight’s game in Louisville will begin at 7 p.m.