Aug 29, 2009
David Highsmith rushed for 134 yards and a touchdown, and Joshua Senegal rushed for 113 yards and a score of his own to lead Enloe to a hard-fought 30-28 victory over Athens Drive Friday night. The Eagles totaled 375 yards on the ground, and four different players found the end zone for the home team.
Enloe and Athens traded scores in the first half. A missed Jaguar extra point accounted for the 14-13 Enloe lead at halftime. The Eagles went 79 yards in 7 plays on their first posession of the 2nd half, capped by a Jesse Whitley 1-yard coring run. Athens answered with a 5 play, 50 yhard drive of their own, highlighted by a 31-yard touchdown run by quarterback Ben Snotherly. The Jags 2-point conversion was good, and the score was tied at 21.
It wouldn't stay that way for long, however, as on the next Eagle posession sophomore running back Qwen Yarborough went 72 yards down the right sideline to paydirt to put Enloe ahead. The PAT failed, and teh Eagles led 27-21. Athens Drive was forced to punt on their next possession, and the Enloe ground game went to work again, driving the ball inside teh Jaguar 5-yard line. But the Athens defense stiffened, and the Eagles had to settle for a 25 yard Harrison Card field goal to push their lead to 30-21.
Athens Drive wasn't done yet, though, Snotherly orchestrated an 11 play, 64 yard scoring drive, which saw running back Kyree Green get into the end zone from 1 yard out for the last of his three touchdowns on the night. The point after was true, and Enloe led 30-28. Enloe recovered the onside kick with just under three minutes to play. The Eagles picked up a big first down on a 29 yard pass completion from quarterback Phillip Jordan to tight end Jordan Dover to seal the deal. It was Enloe's only pass completion of the night in two attempts.
Enloe moves to 1-0 on the young season, and will travel to Southeast Raleigh next Friday, while Athens Drive falls to 0-1. The jaguars will host Broughton next week.
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