Third-ranked Pisgah piles up the points on Sand Rock

Sand Rock’s Gatlin Cox, center, gets wrapped up by Pisgah tacklers on a run Friday night. Photo by Charles Bowen, Jackson County Sentinel.

Report courtesy of the Jackson County Sentinel

PISGAH – The Pisgah football team put together another high-scoring opening half on the way to accomplishing something Friday night that the program had never previously accomplished.

The third-ranked Eagles scored all of their points in the first half and went deep into the bench in the second on the way to a 50-7 Class 2A, Region 7 victory over visiting Sand Rock at Sam Kenimer Stadium.

The victory, coupled with last season’s 41-14 win over the Wildcats, marked the first time Pisgah has defeated Sand Rock in back-to-back seasons.

Pisgah (2-0, 1-0) followed up its 42-point first half against Lexington last week with another first-half offensive explosion.

The Eagles found the end zone four times in the opening quarter, starting with Legion McCrary’s 2-yard touchdown run and the first of his two two-point conversions. Touchdown runs of 12 yards from quarterback Mason Holcomb and 23 yards from Landon Watkins gave the Eagles a 20-0 lead before McCrary scored on a 50-yard touchdown pass from Holcomb, which was followed by the first of Fox Tinker’s two two-point conversions.

Holcomb threw touchdown passes of 65 yards to Watkins and 35 yards to Kirby to up the lead to 44-0 in the second quarter, and reserve quarterback Jackson Smalley threw a touchdown pass to fellow sophomore Caleb Jenkins just before halftime.

Sand Rock (0-3, 0-1) scored its lone touchdown in the fourth quarter on quarterback Alec Ashley’s 20-yard run.

The Wildcats return home to face Section on Friday. Pisgah is at Collinsville.

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