PREP FOOTBALL: Cold Springs topples Holly Pond on the road 29-14

The Cold Springs Eagles topped Holly Pond on the road 29-14 Friday night. (Howard Cole/The Cullman Tribune)

HOLLY POND, Ala. — Cold Springs traveled to Holly Pond to face the Broncos and the Eagles used their power running game to pulled away from the Broncos early, allowing them to pull away and pick up a 29-14 win. The Broncos drop to 0-2 with the loss while Cold Springs remains unbeaten at 2-0.

The Broncos received the opening kickoff and returned the ball to their own 41, but a face mask penalty, against the Eagles, put the ball at the Cold Springs 49. The Broncos gained five yards on first down, but the next two plats ended with a Victor Laurentius sack at the Bronco 49.  Holly Pond punted the ball away penning the Eagles at their own 3.

The Eagles fumbled on first down but recovered the ball on their own 2. Then the running game kicked in with Hank Harrison, Matt Williams and Victor Laurentius getting the most carries. Aided by two offside penalties by the Broncos, one on fourth down, the Eagles drove the ball down to the Bronco 45. On fourth down, Harrison escaped out of the backfield and went 45 yards for the first touchdown of the night. The conversion was good and Cold Springs jumped ahead 8-0 in the first.

The Broncos, mixing pass plays with their running game, moved the ball into Cold Springs Territory. The Eagles defense forced the Broncos into turning the ball over on downs at the Eagles 38. 

Cold Springs couldn’t get the ball moving and punted the ball away to the Broncos. The Broncos threw one incomplete pass before Dylan Smith picked off a Sawyer Olinger pass at the Eagles 25.  

The Eagles caught the Broncos looking for the run as Matt Williams finds a wide-open Dylan Smith for 25-yard touchdown pass. The two-point conversion was good, and the Eagles took a 16-0 lead over the Broncos.

The Broncos do manage to get on the board right before half time with a 5-yard touchdown run by Sawyer Olinger.  Cold Springs 16 Holly Pond 8 at halftime.

The Eagles added six more points to their lead in the third with a 28-yard run by Harrison and a 6-yard run in the fourth by Williams started to put things out of reach with the score at 29-8. 

The Broncos managed one more score with a 45-yard pass from Sawyer Olinger to Nik Goodwin and after a failed two-point conversion, the final score was Eagles 29, Broncos 14.

Cold Springs will return home next week to face Sulligent while Holly Pond prepares to host the Locust Fork Hornets.

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