Photo courtesy Heather Foster
Story by Jon Meek
The #4 ranked Newton Eagles, who are 5-0, started District play Friday night against a familiar foe – the Crockett Bulldogs. The pre-game was very emotional. The Bulldogs had recently lost a member of the team in a car accident. In his honor the captains and Head Coach W.T. Johnston met with the family at midfield for the coin toss. It was a memorable moment.
The Bulldogs kicked to start and the Eagles wasted very little time putting up the first points of the game. Josh Foster passed to Galen Kellum for a 30-yard gain and then with only two minutes gone in the game, Barlow punched in six points.
The Eagles won their first District game – 71 to 8, making them 5-0 on the season. This week we celebrate Homecoming 2017 and face Garrison.