Ben’s Ford Eagles fall to West Marion in 7-on-7

Published 9:22 am Friday, July 25, 2014

Ben’s Ford Christian School suffered a 24-12 loss to West Marion High School out of Mississippi Tuesday on the road.

“We got a good test against West Marion,” Ben’s Ford first-year coach Cole Holden said. “They are a top 10 3A team in Mississippi, so we got to step up in the level of competition. The kids played well. They got after it.”

The scoring system had touchdowns worth six points and you could go for a 2-point conversion, which took place from the five-yard line.

West Marion scored three times and converted its three 2-pointers.

Ben’s Ford tallied twice, but was unable to convert either one of its 2-point conversion attempts.

The Eagles’ touchdowns came on the throwing arm of Daniel Pittman.

The signal caller threw touchdown passes to Josh Moss and connected with his brother Destin for another score.

One of the things coach Holden was happy about on the offensive side was his team’s route running.

“I feel like we’ve got 5-or-6 receivers that we can plug in there at any one time and throw to them,” Holden said. “I think we’re more well-rounded on the offensive side of the ball than we were last year.”

Defensively, Ben’s Ford had a pair of interceptions.

Corey Caldwell and Josh Moss picking off a pass each.

“Defensively, we’re running a new scheme,” Holden said. “We’ve got a few new coverages we put in. The kids are doing a good job of picking them up and we’re doing a better job of them everytime we go out.”

The Eagles are coming off of a 3-7 season and they finished with a 1-3 in District 6AA play during the 2013 campaign.

Ben’s Ford opens the regular season with a home game against New Orleans Home School Aug. 22.