Pettus scored once in the first quarter to edge in front 6-0 and added another touchdown in the second period. At the half the Eagles held a 13-0 lead over KA.
The Eagle defense stopped the KA first possession of the second half and forced a punt. Hunter Tomlin got things going in the third quarter with a punt return that went all the way for the first Eagle score of the second half.
Kicker Ryan Beck then bounced the ensuing kickoff off the chest of a Kingsville Academy up-man and the Eagle offense was back in business. The short scoring drive put the second Eagle touchdown on the board and then it was déja vu all over again.
Beck’s next kick bounced back into the hands of an Eagle cover man and the offense again drove the field to put up Pettus’ third TD.
By the end of the third quarter, the Eagles owned a comfortable 33-0 advantage.
Two more TD’s in the fourth quarter put the finishing touches on the contest and the Eagles won going away at 45-0.
“We really did not play our best throughout this game, though we did have explosive moments. We’ve got a big district game next week, and explosive moments probably won’t be good enough,” said head coach Steve Marbach.
“We will need for every one of our guys to play his best on every play.”
The Eagles romped for 176 yards on 30 carries against KA. Beck finished the night as the leading rusher with 62 yards on eight attempts. Andrew Parker rushed for 44 yards on 10 carries and two touchdowns, while John Constante had 41 yards in just two carries.
Quarterback Beck threw 18 passes, completing nine for 146 yards and three touchdown passes. Parker tossed three passes with one completion for 12 yards.
Casey Jones led the receiving corps with three catches for 47 yards and all three went for TD’s in the big win. Tomlin recorded two catches good for 52 yards and Taylor Yeoman hauled in three aerials for 53 yards.
The Eagle defense was led by Dominque Robards, James Wolfe, Austin Carrillo and James Constante. All were in on 10 or more tackles for the swarming Eagle defensive unit.
“I was impressed with our focus and intensity to start the second half. We really made a lot of great plays during that stretch of the game. That’s how we need to play for the entire game next week if we hope to go in to Bruni and beat them.”
The Eagles open District 16-1A Division II play this Friday with a road game against the always tough Bruni Badgers.
“Bruni has a great line and some fast backs and receivers. We are going to have to be in top form and totally focused on executing perfectly on every play, so we can take this district opener,” Marbach said.