PREP FOOTBALL: West Point falls to Douglas at home 49-21

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The West Point Warriors fell to Douglas at home 49-21 Friday night. (Bill Piper/The Cullman Tribune)

WEST POINT, Ala. – The Douglas Eagles visited the West Point Warriors Friday evening, and it was an exciting game full of big plays but unfortunately for the home crowd, the Eagles spoiled the Warriors homecoming celebrations with a 49-21 victory.

Douglas won the toss and deferred to the second half. West Point receives the kickoff only to be trapped at their own 2-yard line. The Warriors only managed to move the ball up to their 7-yard line. Facing fourth and six, the Warriors try to punt the ball away. The Eagles came storming through the line, blocked the punt and recover the ball for their first score of the night to take an early 7-0 lead.

After an exchange of punts, West Point moved to their own 40. On first down, the Warriors pull off a flea flicker and quarterback Hunter Hensley found Parker Marks running down the sideline for a 60-yard touchdown pass and tied the game up at 7. 

On the ensuing possession, Eagles quarterback Eli Teal called his own number and went around the right side for 71 yards and a touchdown to put Douglas back in front 14-7.

West Point turned the ball over on downs at the end of the first quarter. The Eagles took over and drove the ball to the Warrior 17 where Teal finds Owen Cryer open running toward the end zone for a 17-yard touchdown pass that made it a 21-7 game.

After a West Point punt, Douglas moved the ball down to the Warrior 7, the Eagles fumbled the ball and Skylar Philyaw recovered for the Warriors, but West Point failed to make a first down, turning the ball over on their own 19-yard line.

The Eagles ran a reverse and Dakota Stewart took it in for the touchdown, stretching the lead to 28-7.

West Point added another score as the half expired when Hensley connected with Mark for a 39-yard touchdown pass, making it a 28-14 game at the half.

Midway through the third, the Warriors lined up to punt and the snap sailed over the punter’s head into the end zone where Douglas recovered the ball for a touchdown and extended the lead to 35-14.

Douglas put another touchdown on the board with 48 seconds left in the third with a 2-yard pass from Dakota Stewart to Eli Teal. The PAT was good, and Douglas pulled ahead 42-14. Douglas added their final touchdown in the fourth on a run by Jonathan Fountaine, who was their go-to back the entire game, to make it 49-14.

West Point put the final points on the board with a 5-yard run by Hunter Hensley and that brought the final score to Douglas 49, West Point 21.

Next week the West Point Warriors are headed to Lawrence County.

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