Athough he was unable to play on Friday, Eagle Brayden Smith proudly waved the team flag alongside teammate Banks Booth as DEA took the field against Vidalia Heritage Academy on Friday night. Their win against Vidalia secured the GAPPS Region 1 Championship!
The David Emanuel Academy Eagles secured the 2020 GAPPS Region 1 championship with a 56-30 win over Vidalia Heritage in Vidalia on Friday.
In this battle of the Eagles, Vidalia scored first and were up 8-0 when Racyn Faircloth reached the end zone on an 8-yard run to give DEA 6. The two-point attempt was unsuccessful.
Jesse Moore put the next points on the board on a 92-yard touchdown run which was capped by two points when Banks Booth connected with Faircloth on the conversion.
The score then stood at 14-8 before Faircloth returned to the end zone, this time on a 52-yard run. The two-point try was no good and DEA led 20-8.
Moore’s second TD of the night followed when he recovered a fumble and scampered 94 yards to pay dirt. Booth ran in the two-point conversion and the score was 28-8.
Moore returned to the end zone for his third TD, this time on a 40-yard run. Booth ran in the two-point conversion and DEA had a solid 36-8 lead.
But Moore was not finished. His fourth TD on the night came on a 51-yard run. The conversion was no good and DEA led 42-8. Vidalia responded with a TD of their own before Booth connected with Dane Arrington on a 20-yard touchdown pass to give DEA six more. Faircloth ran in the two-point conversion to move the score to 50-16.
Faircloth’s third touchdown of the night came on a 27-yard run. The two-point try was unsuccessful, and the scoreboard read 56-16.
Vidalia managed to reach the end zone two more times, but the host Eagles struggled on offense as Arrington and Moore both had interceptions during the game.