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Ben’s Ford blanked by Heidelberg

Ben’s Ford Christian School turned in a good defensive performance, holding Heidelberg Academy to just eight points, but fell, 8-0, in Friday’s road contest.

The teams were in a scoreless game until about the seven-minute mark of the third quarter.

Heidelberg (6-0), which is ranked third by Southern Sports & Travel, faced third-and-10 from its own 10 when it reached into its bag of tricks and ran a toss reverse. The play went the distance, and then Heidelberg converted the 2-point conversion to reflect the margin of victory.

“As a unit, we played well,” Ben’s Ford coach Cole Holden said. “I thought we played outstanding defense to hold them to just eight points.”

Holden said the defense did a good job of creating several turnovers on fumble recoveries.

Offensively, Holden said the team is making the same mistakes.

Penalties and turnovers are killing us,” Holden said. “We’re moving the ball well, but we’re just making too many mistakes.”

Holden said Aaron Taylor and Daniel Pittman played well for the Eagles offense and added that Josh Moss and Josh Crain came up with some big catches for his club.

Ben’s Ford plays back home Oct. 3 after a two-game road trip, taking on Sylva Bay.

This is the first of three straight home games. The others are Bowling Green on Oct. 10 and Central Private on Oct. 17.