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Hutson: We’ll have our hands full

Paris was unproven this year with a lot of new faces in a lot of new places, but the Eagles improved to 2-0 with a 35-7 win against Waldron last Friday

Paris trailed 7-6 at the half, but Devin Ellinburg broke a 69-yard touchdown run to start the second half and the Eagles dominated the 4A team after the break.

“That was the first time for these guys to really face some adversity and I was pleased with the way we responded,” Paris coach Bryan Hutson said. “We moved the ball in the first half but made too many mistakes. We didn’t do any real adjustments at the half, just told them to focus on eliminating their mistakes.

“They did a great job of that.”

Paris faces a formidable 4A opponent this week in Farmington.

“They beat us last year, 26-0, and they’ve got everybody back,” Hutson said. “They are a playoff-caliber team in 4A and about to move up to 5A, so we are going to have our hands full.”