Eastern Alamance High’s junior varsity football team completed a perfect 9-0 season this past Monday night. The Eagles hosted arch rival Western Alamance in Fred Brady Stadium, and handed the Warriors a 52-21 defeat. The win improved Eastern to a perfect 6-0 in Mid-State Conference play, and marks the first time since 2015 that the Eagles have gone unbeaten in junior varsity competition.
The EAHS offense produced 538 yards of total offense in its final appearance of the year, scoring more than 40 points for the eighth time in nine games, while the Eagles defense held Western to under 60 yards of total offense in the first half as Eastern was building a 33-0 halftime advantage. With the huge margin, the Eagles were able to empty the bench and get their reserves key playing time in this final outing of the year.
Alik Lewis recorded 180 rushing yards on only 12 carries, while Dequan Anthony added 102 rushing yards and a pair of scores. Ce’Darion Williams led the way through the air for EAHS with 89 receiving yards and a touchdown, while Devin Clark added 45 yards and another receiving score. Hunter Westbrooks added 44 receiving yards.
Kasen McCawley - the heir apparent to Austin Bryant at quarterback for the Eagles’ varsity team, threw for 206 yards and two touchdowns, adding another 40 yards on the ground.
“I was impressed with the backfield’s production, and the offensive line’s blocking,” EAHS head coach Patrick Stokes said in a recent interview.
Brayden Warren recorded an interception and a blocked punt for the Eagles defense, while Adrian Sykes had a big night at linebacker. Jamar Burton scored a touchdown on the blocked punt.
“I’m really proud of the JV’s performance this year,” Coach Stokes said. “It’s great to have so many great players, and quality young people to work with. The future is looking great for Eastern Alamance football.”