|Eagles look good in final scrimmage|
|Joseph Elerson | News-Telegram Sports Writer|
August 21, 2004 - COMO-In the final scrimmages for both teams before Zero Week action starts Friday, the Como Pickton Eagles picked up a 22-0 win over the Cumby Trojans Friday night at Heflin Field.
Como-Pickton will open up the regular season against the Rivercrest Rebels Friday night at home. The kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Heflin Field.
Cumby begins non-district play on the road against the Alba-Golden Panthers Friday night. Kickoff for this game is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.
The Eagles looked overpowering on both sides of the ball against the Trojans as Cumby only had 15 total yards of total offense during the scrimmage.
" We have got to get a lot tougher this week before Alba-Golden. I got some lineman in their out of position because we lost Chris Steward to injury. I had to move my guard to tackle and my back-up to guard," Cumby coach Kent Hawthorne said.
The Eagles relied on the rushing game heavily in the game behind seniors Tyrin Porter, and full-back John Sullivan, along with junior Ray Hayden, recording 122 yards and three touchdowns in the ball-game.
Sullivan opened up the scoring in the first quarter rushing for six yards up the middle for a 6-0 lead.
Quarterback Josh Biggerstaff ran around the right side of the line for the easy two-point conversion and a 8-0 lead.
The Trojans could not get anything going against the stifling Eagle defense, as Hawthorne said the team looked like a different squad against the Karnack Indians in their first scrimmage last week.
In the second quarter, Porter went straight through the heart of the Trojan defense and scored from 18-yards out for a 15-0 lead.
"The offensive line is what makes our running backs perform the way they do in the game. The line is playing very well right now," Eagles coach Joe Ryzman said.