EATON, Ohio — Eaton used a strong defense, and opportunistic offense Friday night to win its first football game of the 2015 season by rolling past Oxford Talawanda 47-0.
On the a night which honored recently retired head coach Ron Neanen, new head man Brad Davis earned his first win as the Eagles limited Talawanda to just 123 yards of total offense on the night, while scoring seven touchdowns and recording 241 yards on offense.
Senior Damon Willard had a 66-yard interception return for a score, and had two touchdowns on offense. Lew Bowser threw two touchdown passes, hitting nine of 13 aerials for 142 yards, with Shelby Ward and Tyrell David catching scoring passes. Ward also ran 24 yards with a fumble for another touchdown.
Jordan Lewis hits Michael Watkins for a late touchdown as well, with the Eaton defense intercepting four Talawanda passes, two by Kevin Melling.
Five turnovers hampered the visiting Braves, as did 12 penalties for 100 yards.
Eaton, now 1-2, opens play in the Southwestern Buckeye League (SWBL) next Friday at Franklin in a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.
Falcons take TEC win
LIBERTY, Ind. — Winchester defeated Tri-Eastern Conference foe Union County 39-8 on Friday, thanks to performances from quarterback Austin Lawrence and wide receiver Elias Gates.
Lawrence and Gates connected for a 49-yard touchdown in the first quarter, before hooking up again for a 25-yard score just minutes later.
As the game moved into the second quarter, Kiante Enis caught a 28-yard touchdown from Lawrence, extending the Falcons lead. Lawrence finished the day going 6-of-8 for 226 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions.
“The game was obviously played in some pretty poor conditions, so being able to throw for 226 yards and five touchdowns, it’s really impressive,” said Falcon coach Mike Jones.
In the second half, Cullen Hall caught a 13-yard touchdown from Lawrence before Enis took off for a 40-yard touchdown run. Gates then capped the scoring for Winchester by hauling in a 53-yard touchdown, fifth of the day for Lawrence.
Jarred Havens put Union County on the board in the fourth quarter off a 14-yard touchdown run with a Cameron Donovan two-point converstion run. Derek Dearth led Union County with 14 rushes for 59 yards.
Gates finished with three receptions for 127 yards and three touchdowns for Winchester. Enis had 21 carries for 65 yards and one touchdown.
Union County (1-3) meets Hagerstown 1 p.m. next Saturday at TEC day at Ball State, while the Falcons (3-1, 2-1) face Lincoln at 7.
PARKER CITY, Ind. — Monroe Central halted Union City 30-6 on Friday.
The Indians open TEC Day at Ball State with a 10 a.m. kick-off against Centerville next Saturday.