VINEMONT, Ala. – The Vinemont Eagles hosted the Carbon Hill Bulldogs Friday night, and the Eagles came away victorious. The Eagles looked good on both sides of the ball, getting a 36-0 shutout.
The Eagle defense started giving up some yards early on, but forced a punt which it blocked to set its offense up with great field position. The offense capitalized when Colby Miller scampered for a 26-yard touchdown to put Vinemont up 8-0 with only 10 seconds remaining in the opening quarter.
On the ensuing possession, the Vinemont defense forced another punt, but the possession ended quickly due to a turnover. Vinemont got the ball right back when Carson Greer intercepted the ball and returned it, setting the Eagles up first-and-goal. It only took one play for Brodie Spear to extend the Eagles’ lead to 15-0 from 9 yards out with 6:52 remaining until halftime.
After forcing another punt, the Eagles lost possession on the drive. Three plays later Miller intercepted the pass to give the Eagles a chance to extend their lead before halftime. After a lengthy drive, Ayden Thomason scored a 1-yard touchdown with just 6 seconds remaining in the half, sending the Eagles to the locker room up 22-0.
Carbon Hill pulled off a successful onside kick to start the third, but the Eagle defense stepped up to force a turnover on downs. It didn’t take long before Miller extended the Eagles’ lead to 29-0 when he ran for a 24-yard touchdown with 6:16 left in the quarter.
The Eagle defense forced a turnover when Greer dove on a loose ball, setting the Eagles up on the 22. On the next play, Miller found Toby Hill for a 22-yard touchdown pass to give the Eagles a 36-0 advantage late in the third quarter.
The JV players came in to finish off the game, and even though they were unable to put up any points, they kept the Bulldogs off the scoreboard thanks to two huge fourth-down stops.
Vinemont was scheduled to play Tarrant next week, but the Wildcats have forfeited.
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