E.A. Sports Today

Golden Eagles soar

Jacksonville doesn’t let weather delays slow it down, PV snaps losing streak, Anniston loses QB in jamboree

By East Alabama Sports Today

MONTGOMERY — Not even a couple weather delays could keep Jacksonville down Friday night.

The Golden Eagles had to wait out two lightning delays, but neither slowed down their momentum and they cruised over Trinity Presbyterian 31-3.

Nico Richmond had 11 carries for 109 yards and three touchdowns. He scored on runs of 43, 6 and 20 yards. Colton Clark was 5-of-8 passing for 97 yards — to five different receivers — and a touchdown pass to Tommy Carr.

Ben Patterson had four tackles, three for loss, on defense.


Jacksonville 7 7 7 10 — 31
Trinity 0 3 0 0 — 3

J – Nico Richmond 43 run (Preston Harvey kick), 7:28 1Q
T – Jonathan Green 20 FG, 10:26 2Q
J – Tommy Carr 45 pass from Colton Clark (Harvey kick), 6:20 2Q
J – Richmond 6 run (Harvey kick), 0:18 3Q
J – Richmond 20 run (Harvey kick), 8:42 4Q
J – Harvey 23 FG, 3:33 4Q

Pleasant Valley 42, Vincent 0

JACKSONVILLE — The Raiders snapped a 12-game losing streak and gave coach Jonathan Nix his first victory in the program. The Raiders hadn’t won since beating Ohatchee on Oct. 17, 2014.

They hadn’t won a season opener since 2007, when they started the season 3-0, not had beaten Vincent in four previous meetings. The 42 points were the most they had scored in a game since beating Gaston 43-14 in 2012.

They host Gaston next week.

“That was big just to start the season off,” PV coach Jonathan Nix said. “People came up to us and said that’s the first opening win since 2007. There were a lot of firsts in that. We knew we hadn’t beaten Vincent. We tell them try to be a different breed.”

Vincent has now lost 15 in a row. The Yellow Jackets’ last win came on Oct. 11, 2014.

Anniston 41, Holt 0

The Bulldogs won their jamboree game, but it was a costly victory. Quarterback Savion Bethune was taken from the field with an undetermined leg injury.

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