The Graves County Eagles posted back-to-back wins for the first time this season with a 37-7 win over Ohio County on Friday night.
The Eagle advance to 3-3 overall on the season and 2-0 in district play, heading into their road matchup with first place Grayson County next week.
Ohio County jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead in the first on a 34 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Benjamin Tanner to leading Eagle receiver Qdaryius Jennings.
Graves County responded to Ohio's opening drive score by taking a one point advantage following a 24 yard TD pass from quarterback John Ben Brown to receiver Kyler Madding, adding a two-point conversion thanks to a two-yard run by Cody Goatley.
After trading touchdowns in the first quarter, it was all Graves County for the remainder of the night.
The hometown Eagles scored 29 unanswered points to end the contest to secure a commanding 37-7 victory.
Brown ended the night with four touchdowns, throwing 309 yards on 24-38 passing. Brown shared the wealth, distributing three of his four touchdown passes to different Eagle receivers.
Head coach Nick Kemp was glad to see his team respond well and come out with intensity against the visiting Eagles.
"We were pretty confused in the secondary early on with switch and rub routes but after we settled down and made some adjustments, things started to get easier for us. Our D-Line had their QB flushed all night and they couldn't run the ball on us. It felt great to hold good athletes like they have to only seven points after the first drive. We are going to try to carry that second half momentum and solid play into next week."
Graves County will travel to Grayson County next week for an anticipated matchup with the first place Cougars. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th F
Ohio County 7 0 0 0 7
Graves County 8 7 8 14 37
Ohio County -- Qdaryius Jennings 34 pass from Tanner (Brett Hoskins kick), 1st
Graves -- Madding 24 pass from Brown, (Cody Goatley run), 1st
Graves -- Richards 10 pass from Brown (Conner Thomas kick), 2nd
Graves -- Madding 13 pass from Brown, (Cody Goatley run), 3rd
Graves -- Grant 37 pass from Brown (Conner Thomas kick), 4th
Graves -- Goatley 3 run (Conner Thomas kick), 4th
RUSHING -- Graves, Mckee 19-69, Goatley 13-48. Ohio Co., Jennings 15-63, Tanner 10-19, Vanover 1-2.
PASSING -- Graves, Brown 24-38-0-309. Ohio Co., Tanner 12-26-0-175.
RECEIVING -- Graves, Richards 7-97, Grant 8-84, Madding 3-62, Mckee 2-10, R. Thompson 1-19, Goatley 2-32, Goodman 1-(minus -1). Ohio Co., Jennings 4-55, Randolph 3-60, Humphrey 2-24, Frady 2-10, Doan 1-26.