Friday night saw the Eagles and Owls clash in the annual Egg Bowl. The game was played on Friday to accommodate the fact that the Cougars had a Rivalry Thursday game the previous evening. Jacksboro’s Gibson Field played host to this season’s event.
The Eagles started off with a score as Peyton Ferguson returned the opening kickoff all the way to the endzone. The Eagles recovered the onside kick to immediately take the ball back. The ground out some time on the clock before Ferguson once again found the endzone. The Owls took the next kick but were unable to convert their offensive possession into a score and the Eagles took back over on offense. With 44 seconds remaoining in the half Will Lester powered his way into the endzone. The score at the end of the half was 24-0 in favor of the Eagles.
The Owls were on offense first to begin the second half and were moving the ball down field until Jacob Christy intercepted a Kainen Fernandez pass to put the Eagles back on offense. It did not take long for Lester to once again hit lay dirt as he scored to make it a 30-0 leave. But the Owls did not give up and Fernandez hooked up with Devon Jones on a long pass to cut the lead to 30-6. Unfortunately for the Owls it was Ferguson who made the next two trips to the endzone and the game ended with Jacksboro winning 42-6.
The Eagles will not only keep the Egg Bowl trophy but have also finsihed their second consecutive undefeated season. The Eagles are riding a 16 game winning streak as they wait on their next game. The Eagles have a first round bye in the upcoming TMSAA Playoffs.