In their most decisive victory of the season so far, the West Carroll High School War Eagles upped their record to 3-0 with a 35-14 win over the Humboldt Vikings Friday night in Humboldt.
First on offense, the War Eagles cashed in on their opening possession with a 10-play drive that was capped off with a 19-yard keeper carry by quarterback Trace Fuller. Devin Nash booted in the extra point, and West Carroll was off to an early 7-0 lead.
After holding the Vikings to no gain at midfield, the War Eagles were back in possession three minutes later. Shortly thereafter, Jeremiah Bryant boosted West Carroll’s lead to 13-0 with a scoring carry from the 4-yard line. Nash, however, missed on the kick.
The War Eagles were back in the end zone four minutes into the second quarter as Jarrius Weatherford powered in from three yards out at the conclusion of a 12-play drive. P.J. Odom footed it in for two, putting West Carroll way out front 21-0.
The War Eagles put together their fourth scoring drive late in the second quarter. Odom took honors again with a six-yard touchdown carry, followed by a successful kick by Nash, setting West Carroll’s halftime advantage at 28-0.
The third quarter proved scoreless for both teams as West Carroll’s defense cut Humboldt’s defense short on two drives, while the War Eagles turned the ball over once on a fumble.
Just past two minutes into the fourth quarter, Fuller connected with Shae Crocker on a 10-yard scoring pass play. Nash added the extra point, and the War Eagles were way up 35-0.
The Vikings, however, made good on their subsequent possession, breaking away for a 57-yard touchdown on a fourth down. Their conversion attempt failed, leaving them far behind but on the board 35-6.
After forcing West Carroll to punt, the Vikings did it again with a 70-yard scoring pass play with under a minute left to play, setting the score at 35-14.
But Humboldt’s fourth quarter rally was way too little and way too late. With only 26 seconds left on the clock, the War Eagles simple took a knee and claimed the win they had already earned.
The undefeated War Eagles travel to Dresden Friday night to face off with the undefeated Lions for their biggest challenge so far this season.