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Junior Eagles open with 46-8 win

The Paris Junior Eagles didn’t waste time or plays in getting their first win of the football season Thursday night at Johnson County Westside.

The Junior Eagles scored on the first play of the game, but it was called back because of a clipping penalty. The Junior Eagles ran 21 plays for 270 yards, gaining an average of 12.8 yards on every play, scored six touchdowns and defeated Johnson County Westside’s Rebels, 46-8.

That’s an astonishing amount of offensive production considering the fact that the Junior Eagles only had the ball for one snap in the second half. Aaron Sheffield got a touchdown on a 57-yard run on that one play. Johnson County Westside held the ball for 14 of the second half’s 16 minutes.

The leading rusher for the Junior Eagles was Nate Davidson. He only carried the ball three times but gained 76 yards. He scored two touchdowns and a two-point conversion. Kris Graham rushed for 56 yards and scored once. Dakovan Wise scored on a 50-yard punt return. Tanner Phillips scored on a 33-yard pass reception from Preston Drewry.

Raece Trusty recorded four solo tackles with one tackle resulting in lost yards and he got a sack. Sheffield had three solo tackles. Steven Broadbent and Matthew Ezell each had three assists.

The Junior Eagles had two scores called back because of penalties.

Paris had a 38-0 lead at the half. Johnson County Westside got its lone score in the fourth quarter.

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