EAGLEVILLE — It was senior night at Eagleville, but it was freshman quarterback Ethan Cobb who accounted for four touchdowns as the Eagles beat Community 36-22 and secured their seventh straight playoff appearance.
Cobbs passed for 248 yards and one touchdown. He also ran for two touchdowns and caught a touchdown pass.
Eagleville struck first when Cobb threw a 55-yard touchdown to Caleb Wilkinson on its first offensive play from scrimmage.
Community matched the play, almost yard for yard. Darien Pride, who rushed for 108 yards, found Darielle Murrill all alone for a 50-yard touchdown pass on a fourth-and-14. Community led 8-7 after the 2-point conversion.
Eagleville wasn’t finished scoring in the first quarter. Cobb ran for an 8-yard touchdown with 2:38 left in the quarter and the Eagles led 14-8 after the extra point.
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The second quarter was filled with penalties and a 5-yard Eagleville punt by Matthew Pollard. The short kick led to a Community score when Wyatt Sobiek scrambled for 12 yards for a touchdown with 8:29 left in the half. Community led 15-14 after a failed 2-point conversion.
Community threatened late in the second quarter when Pride took a reverse 44 yards to the 9-yard line. However, a first-and-goal turned into third-and-goal from the 44 after multiple holding and false start penalties.
Eagleville scored with 28 seconds left in the third quarter as Cobb connected with Jacob Acuna on a 30- yard touchdown pass deflected by a Community defender. Eagleville went up 22-15 after a 2-point conversion.
Pride started the fourth quarter with what turned out to be a pivotal play. He raced 50 yards to the 1-yard line, where he was tackled from behind and fumbled through the end zone. Eagleville regained possession thanks to the touchback.
Eagleville would capitalize when Cobb connected with Graham Hatcher on a 27-yard pass to the Community 1 and scored two plays later on a quarterback sneak, giving Eagleville a 29-15 cushion.
Community would not go away. Pride stripped Eagleville’s AJ Garza on the next series and went 80 yards for the score. However, Eagleville’s defense held and Community would not see the end zone again.
The Eagles finished off the night with another Cobb touchdown, but this time he was on the receiving end when Hatcher took the reverse and found the quarterback in the end zone.