By: Dodge Palmisano, Ryan Burke, Dorrea Wilson
Following a week one loss to Bethel, the #2 Reinhardt Eagles (0-1) had two weeks to prepare for their much-awaited home opener against the #7 Georgetown Tigers (1-0). The Tigers entered the game with a 1-0 record after defeating Warner University 49-0. The last time these two teams met was in last year’s playoffs with Reinhardt winning the game 17-10. The game was held at Ken White Field in Waleska, GA on September 8th, 2018 at 1:30pm.
The Tiger’s defense struggled to contain the high-powered Eagles offense for most of the game. Montralius Mosley had 154 rushing yards on 12 carries on the afternoon, including a 67-yard run for an Eagles’ touchdown on the second possession of the game. Jace Jordan contributed with his 89 yards on the ground and a 65-yard reception that ended in a touchdown. Although, he is usually praised for his defensive effort, all-American defensive end Tevin McCoy had a 3-yard touchdown run. The Eagles’ special teams also flexed their muscles with Nick Marquez adding points to the board with a 37-yard field goal. Otis Odom’s had a 60-yard punt return. The Eagles had 460 all-purpose yards in their win over Georgetown. Head Coach, James Miller was pleased with his team’s performance, saying, “I thought up front we blocked them really well… Jace, Montralius, Qua, Nick and Presto all ran hard and physical. Billy played better, but we have to continue to Improve throwing the ball; but he was better.” (Credit: reinhardteagles.com)
Defensively, Teon Burroughs had 7 tackles and 1 sack on the Tiger’s offense throughout the afternoon. Head Coach James Miller said, “I thought on defense we dominated the line of scrimmage with our front seven, as McCoy and Teon really changed the line of scrimmage.” (Credit: reinhardteagles.com) The Tigers had their chances throughout the game. Nick Conley had a 38-yard touchdown run to tie the game in the first quarter and the Tiger’s defense intercepted quarterback Billy Hall’s attempted pass, which led to 7 points for Georgetown. Attempting to keep pace with the Reinhardt Eagles was too much of a task for Georgetown, The Tiger’s had impressive drives down the field throughout the game but Reinhardt was too much for the Tigers to handle.
The Eagles improved their record to 1-1 on the season as they soared to a 45-21 win over the Georgetown Tigers.
The Eagles will be heading down to Florida for their next Mid-South Conference clash as they hope to improve their record to 2-1 on the season against Warner University. Warner is a new program will have to be in full force as they take on the #2 ranked Reinhardt Eagles. Warner losing their first two games of the season, one of which being to Georgetown College, is not a good sign for the Royals. The game is set for kickoff at 1:30pm at Lakeland Christian High School in Lakeland, FL.
This week the Eagles will be playing against a new program that was beaten 49-0 by Georgetown, whom the Eagles had just beaten themselves. Our prediction? The Eagles will be coming back home with a 2-1 record. Needless to say, The Warner Royals could pull off an upset, but we believe that it is highly unlikely.