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Eagles seek win NO. 2 at Central Holmes

September 29, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The last two times the Hebron Christian Eagles (1-4) took the field, they gave up 46 runs on each occasion.
The first was against a Benton Academy team that came into Pheba 0-3, and the second was to an Oak Hill team that entered their contest 0-4.
Since then, Benton and Oak Hill have won consecutive games. The Eagles are hoping they can get something of the same sort started on Friday night, as they enter district play at Central Holmes (2-4).
Hebron got off to a slow 0-2 start to the 2010 season, but they rebounded in week three to defeat the Black Knights of West Memphis Christian 20-15.
Since then, the school has gone 0-2, both games coming at home. The Eagles are looking for a little road luck this week, as they face a struggling Central Holmes team.
The Trojans are a team that got off to a roaring start in the first two weeks of the season, defeating Sharkey-Issaquena Academy 46-0, followed by a 40-0 slaughter of Clinton Christian School.
Sharkey has gone on to compile a 1-5 overall record since the opening week.
Clinton has not won a game this year, sttanding at 0-5 on the season.
The next four ball games for Central Holmes were losses.
The first was a 47-7 loss to DeSoto, a team that defeated Hebron in week two.
The Trojans only scored seven points in the their next game as well, falling 49-7 to Tri-County.
Benton got its second win of the season, with a 36-12 beating of the Trojans.
Last week, Central Holmes opened up conference play, with a loss to Winona Christian.
At the end of the game with Oak Hill two weeks ago, Hebron head coach Greg Watkins said that if his team, which sports a roster in the upper teens, can get healthy, then they would have a good chance against Central Holmes.
The two teams met in 2009, and the meeting resulted in a 14-8 win for the Trojans.
Hebron is hoping tomorrow night will be a turnaround in the series and for the 2010 season, as this will start district play for the Eagles.
The game is scheduled to begin a 7 p.m. in Lexington.

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