C-P Eagles need a perfect game as they face the Foxes

By CINDY ROLLER, News-Telegram Sports Writer

Oct. 17, 2008 - COMO – What is that old saying? Win some, lose some. For the Como-Pickton Eagles the rivalry between them and the Winnsboro Red Raiders ended the victory celebration from their win over Grand Saline.

“We talked about working hard and doing everything you can ‘til the end

of the game. I think technique-wise we played one of our best games on

defense. We have to keep working hard and striving for excellence.”

Como-Pickton head coach Tullis said. It will be the Eagles’ determination

and desire to get the job done that will be their strong suit against

their next opponent, undefeated Caddo Mills. The Foxes are ranked ninth

in Harris Ratings.

“Caddo’s offense is not as complicated as Winnsboro’s option offense, but they are bigger and stronger and run right at you. They have a good

quarterback with huge fast receivers so they are very efficient at both

running and passing the ball,” Tullis mentions, “they are very well

coached and are ranked pretty high in the state so they will be really

good, and we need to play a perfect game.”

The Foxes lost 18 seniors to graduation, but hold an ace in their hand

with running back Nathan Jeffery. To put all the cards into perspective,

Jeffery had 37 touchdowns last season for the Foxes as they only lost one

game (of thirteen) all season to the State Champion Farmersville

according to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football. So far this season, they

have given up 47 points.

Eagles leading rushers against Winnsboro senior Austin Darby (22 yards on 11 carries), junior James Carter (19 yards on eight), and senior Dylan Mowat (nine yards on a carry) will need to quickly recover from last week to out fox their ace.

Putting the numbers to it, in 2007 by week seven C-P had given up 215

overall points. This season that number has dropped significantly to 134.

This will be the first time the C-P Eagles (2-4, 1-2) will face the Foxes (6-0, 3-0) in District 13-2A. This is football, and in football, anything can happen.

Other district match ups include: Alba-Golden (0-6, 0-3) at Winnsboro

(4-2, 2-1), Lone Oak (5-0, 3-0) at Cooper (1-5, 1-2), and Quitman (2-4,

2-1) at Grand Saline (0-6, 0-3).

Looking to the road ahead for the Eagles, next action will have them

traveling to Quitman’s dog house.

“I do know that Quitman’s running back Lance Evans is as good as any back in the district, and they always play tough defense so I’m sure it will

be a hard-fought, physical game,” said Tullis. Evans is referred to by

Quitman head coach Todd Shackelford as “Mr. Everything” in Texas

Football. Evans covered positions as defensive back, running back and

wide receiver.

The C-P Eagles will be looking for that perfect game when the Caddo Mills Foxes come to Ron Heflin Field on Friday with kick off set for 7:30 p.m.

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