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Eagles hold off Bulldogs, begin season 2–0

Although the Eagles scored first at Waldron, the Bulldogs took a 7–6 lead in the second quarter and held that lead at the halftime break. However, the Eagles came back running on all cylinders in the second half and put up 28 points while holding the Bulldogs out of the end zone to capture a 35–7 victory and begin the season with a 2–0 record.

Paris opened the second half with the ball and wasted little time getting to the end zone and taking over a lead that they would not relinquish. With 11:30 remaining in the quarter, the Eagles scored their first of four times in the second half. The touchdown and the two point conversion gave Paris a 14–7.

A quick three and out by the Bulldogs gave the Eagles another opportunity to score in the quarter and the Eagles took advantage by once again putting the ball in the end zone and tacking on another two point conversion for a 22–7 lead.

Paris turned on the speed on their next possession and used a 55 yard run to once again get into the end zone and push their lead to 29–7 after the extra point.

Waldron handed the Eagles a gift on the ensuing kickoff when they fumbled the ball and the Paris special teams jumped on the loose ball to set up the final score of the game. Putting together a time sustaining 60-yard drive, the Eagles took a 35–7 lead that would hold for the remaining of the game.

The Eagles will take on a very formidable opponent this week when the Farmington Cardinals come to town for the final non-conference match up of the season for both teams. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Eagles Stadium.