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Eagles suffer second loss of season
The Roane County Raiders went to 4-1 with a 22-12 over Braxton Friday night. The Raiders, relying on a strong ground game, outgained the Eagles 329 yards to 202. Braxton is now 2-2.
Braxton quarterback Heath Cottrill, who threw for both of the Eagles’ touchdowns, passed for 172 yards. Tayton Stout, Braxton’s leading receiver, pulled in five passes for 110 yards.
The Eagles’ ground game came up short as they managed only 30 yards rushing.
Roane’s Tyler May scored all three of the Raiders’ touchdowns. May gained 172 yards on the ground and caught four passes for 41 yards.
Braxton’s opening possession, which began with a five-yard penalty, ended in a punt. On the ensuing possession, Roane started on their own 47 yard line and ended with May’s first touchdown of the night. A two-point conversion attempt failed.
The Eagles put six points on their side of the scoreboard on a 40-yard pass from Cottrill to Jay Cooper late in the second quarter. After the PAT failed, the score was tied. May put the Raiders up 14-6 two minutes later on a short run and the conversion. At halftime, Roane led 14-6.
After a scoreless third quarter, Braxton pulled within two of the tie midway through the fourth as Cottrill connected with Stout on a 64-yard touchdown play. A failed conversion attempt followed. With less than two minutes left in the game, the Raiders went up by 10 on another TD by May, and a pass from Andrew Kinder to Ethan Moffatt for the conversion.
Braxton was penalized nine times for 47 yards. Roane received 10 penalties for 85 yards.
The Eagles picked up eight first downs compared to Roane’s 16.
This week Braxton will travel to Liberty of Harrison.
BCMS Knights shut out Summersville
Amassing 339 yards of total offense, the Knights downed Summersville 32-0 last Thursday. Braxton held Summersville to 124 yards and no first downs after the opening drive.
Summersville, on the opening possession, drove all the way to Braxton’s one-yard line.
With a first and goal from the one, they failed to score, and from that point, the game belonged to the Knights.
Baine Cogar’s 12-yard run put Braxton on the scoreboard on the Knights’ first possession. Cogar also ran for the two-point conversion. Quarterback Jett Cogar went into the end zone from the one to add another touchdown for the Knights. He ran for the conversion, and Braxton led 16-0.
With 35 seconds left in the first half, Jett Cogar scored from 44 yards out on what Coach James King termed “a really fancy run all over the field.” The quarterback also scored the two-point conversion, and the Knights went into the locker room up 24-0.
Coach King noted that only one drive was maintained in the entire second half, which contained errors from both teams. The Knights picked off three of their opponent’s passes. In turn, the Knights fumbled twice.
Braxton’s final score came in the third quarter when Baine Cogar raced into the end zone from the 13-yardline. Jett Cogar scored the conversion.
The Knights play at Calhoun at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
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