Eagles hunt for win against Bulldogs

C-P Eagles on the road challenging Quitman Bulldogs

By CINDY ROLLER, News-Telegram Sports Writer

Oct. 25, 2008 - COMO - The season is not over for the Como-Pickton Eagles. The team experienced its first taste of football weather when the cold front blew in twenty minutes into practice on Wednesday afternoon. It is fall. It is football weather. It is just week eight for District 13-2A, and the C-P team (2-5, 1-3) is still hungry for another district win especially after falling to district heavyweight Caddo Mills last week.

�Caddo Mills is an excellent team, and we played hard, fighting throughout the game. We gave it everything we had for four quarters,� C-P Eagles head coach Paul Tullis said. He is confident that the Eagle team will match up well with this week's opponent, Quitman Bulldogs (3-4, 3-1).

�Quitman is a big physical team that plays with good technique. They have had some injury problems and are young this year,� coach Tullis said. �We have added a few players this week to try and spark the team. Being inexperienced sets them up for some mistakes, but we think the pluses will outweigh the minuses.� He was not concerned with the Harris Ratings pick of Quitman by 30. �Quitman is always good, and you cannot always judge talent from the wins and losses. They played some good non-district teams, and that will help them in their district run.�

Tullis continued, “Practice has been crisp this week. The kids are fired up to get after Quitman.” Especially the Bulldog's “Mr. Everything” Lance Evans as he is referred in Dave Campbell's Texas Football by Quitman head coach Todd Shackelford. Evans has seen action as defensive back, running back, and wide receiver-scoring 14 TDs and snagging six interceptions in during 2007 season. Quitman has losses to Mineola, Frankston, Eustace, and Lone Oak.

Looking at the pluses for the C-P Eagles, running back James Carter had 42 yards of rushing on nine carries against the Caddo Mills Foxes last Friday. Quarterback Austin Darby gained 19 yards on 12, and running back Spencer Boyd had three carries earning 16 yards.

Other district games are Cooper at Alba-Golden, Grand Saline at Lone Oak and vying for security in play-offs, Winnsboro at Caddo Mills. Looking for a treat versus a trick, the Eagles will host Lone Oak on Halloween night.

The C-P Eagles will fight the 'Dogs for another district win at Bud Moody Stadium in Quitman tonight at 7:30 p.m. “We will outwork them this week,” finished Tullis.

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