Rams defeat Eagles, 48-12

Published 11:05 pm Friday, October 11, 2019

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The Ben’s Ford Eagles had some big offensive plays against the Columbus Christian Academy Rams, but didn’t make enough of them in a 48-12 loss at home Friday.

CCA led 16-0 after one quarter of play before the Eagles got on the scoreboard.

The Ben’s Ford scoring drive took seven plays and traveled 74 yards. It began after the Eagles’ Cameron Bullen recovered a fumble at the Ben’s Ford 26 with 11 seconds left in the first quarter.

The big play on the drive was a 39-yard pass from Daniel Martin to Gage Adams. Adams’ catch brought the Eagles down to the CCA 1-yard-line, and Austin Stogner scored a touchdown run on the next play. Ben’s Ford failed to convert its two-point try, but the Eagles still cut the lead to 16-6 with 6:42 left in the second quarter.

The Rams added to their lead late in the quarter. Bryar Kemp scored on a 2-yard run, and CCA added the two points with 1:07 left in the second.

Ben’s Ford put together an offensive rush on the ensuing drive, using timeouts and spikes to move the ball from their own 42 down to the Rams’ 32 with 3 seconds left in the half. Martin then completed a pass to Adams, but he was tackled at the CCA 15 and time expired before the Eagles could run another play.

CCA received the second-half kickoff and scored another touchdown with 6:28 left in the third quarter, adding the two-point conversion to go ahead 32-6.

The Rams scored again with 59 seconds left in the third, but Ben’s Ford had a quick response.

After the Eagles downed the kickoff at their own 40, Martin ran for a loss of 3 yards. On the next play, he handed off to Stogner, who broke through the defense and took the ball the rest of the way for a 63-yard touchdown run. The Eagles’ two-point try failed, making the score 40-12 with 12 seconds left in the third quarter.

CCA added its final touchdown and two-point conversion in the fourth quarter.

Ben’s Ford fell to 1-6 overall and 0-2 in MAIS District 2A2 play. CCA improved to 6-2 overall and 2-0 in district.

The Eagles will host Kemper Academy next Friday.