|Red Raiders remain atop district standings with shutout of Eagles|
|Joseph Elerson | News-Telegram Sports Writer|
Oct. 28, 2006 - WINNSBORO - The disappointing season for Como-Pickton continued Friday night as the Winnsboro Red Raiders handed the Eagles a 53-0 thumping during homecoming at Red Raider Stadium.
The Eagles are now 0-8 on the year and 0-3 in District 16-2A and will be looking for their first win of the season Friday night against the Alba-Golden Panthers (2-6, 0-3) at Ron Heflin Field.�
The game will be Senior Night for the Eagles as Reece Caddell, Alex Mowat, Kenny Turner and Bryant Doebbler will play in their final home game at 7:30 p.m.
The Red Raiders opened up the game with a three-play, 69-yard drive as Allen Williams sprinted 65 yards to paydirt for the early 7-0 lead. Jake Hawkins booted the PAT good. Williams finished with four carries for 83 yards and a touchdown.
On Winnsboro's second drive of the game, running back Tommy Evans - who finished with three totes for 77 yards - blasted around the left side of the line and scampered 56 yards to the end zone for the 13-0 lead.
The Eagles had three drives in the first quarter - all of which went three-and-out - and had a chance to pick up their first first down of the game as Austin Darby found Alex Mowat for a 14-yard gain on second-and-18 from the CP 12-yard line. On third-and-4, though, Noe Tellez was stopped after a 2-yard run.
Winnsboro then came back on its third drive of the game and put together a five-play, 78-yard drive capped off with a touchdown by Zack Allen - their third different scorer - around the left side. Hawkins booted the PAT for the 20-0 advantage.
The Red Raider offense scored on its fourth straight possession at the start of the second quarter as Chaz Baxter cashed in from 15-yards out right up the middle with 10:59 remaining in the half and a 27-0 lead.
Baxter came back with his second TD run of the game around the left side on third-and-3 from the CPHS 12-yard line to give Winnsboro a 34-0 lead with 7:17 remaining as Hawkins converted his fourth PAT.
On the ensuing kickoff, CPHS freshman James Carter took the ball at the 3-yard line and was nailed at the 7-yard line to open the Eagles' fifth possession of the half.
On the first play, Alex Mowat went 3� yards and then James Carter was stopped at the 10 setting up a third-and-7 from the 10-yard line. Austin Darby went back to pass but was sacked in the end zone as Winnsboro held a 36-0 lead.
On the free kick by Noe Tellez, Evans took the kickoff and rumbled 64 yards to paydirt for the 43-0 lead with 5:24 remaining in the half.�
Winnsboro scored on its final possession of the half as Hawkins nailed a 32-yard field goal as time expired for the 46-0 halftime advantage.
The Red Raiders scored their final touchdown of the game on their first series of the second half as Allen scored his second touchdown of the night on a 14-yard run with 6:44 remaining in the third for the 53-0 finale. Hawkins later missed a 38-yard field goal.
CPHS had no first downs and seven punts in the game by Tellez for an average of 38 yards. Alex Williams finished with 12 carries for 19 yards, Mowat had four totes for 5 yards and Tellez had three carries for 5 yards.
The Eagles had 33 yards of offense compared to 405 yards for the Red Raiders.