Victory Baptist Eagles soar to 6-0Published 10:11am Thursday, October 10, 2013
ASHLAND, Ala. — The Victory Baptist Eagles defeated Clay County on the road Friday 66-32.
Victory came out fast, with sophomore quarterback Mason Byrd throwing a 25-yard touchdown to senior receiver Will Byrd on the third play from scrimmage. Junior Benton Dunklin picked off a pass on Clay County’s opening drive, and hauled in a 40-yard reception from Byrd on the next play. Clay County threw another interception on the next drive, this one returned 45 yards by senior Jerrell Frazier for Victory’s third score, and caught a 32-yard pass on the next drive for their fourth.
Clay County finally found a hole on offense, and sophomore running back Hunter Flowers went 70 yards for the touchdown to make the score 26-6 at the end of the first quarter.
Victory answered quickly, with junior running back Auston Deneve running it 3 yards into the end zone. Clay County didn’t waste any time either, throwing a 55-yard strike to stay in the game.
The teams traded touchdowns on the next two drives, then Mason Byrd found Will Byrd again for a touchdown, this time for 21 yards, making it a 44-19 game at the half.
Victory started the scoring in the second half after Frazier found his way to the end zone on a 19-yard run. Clay County’s Flowers broke a 72-yard run on the last play of the third quarter to make the score 52-26.
A 29 yard touchdown pass on Clay County’s next drive pulled them within 20, but Mason Byrd threw two more touchdown passes to put the game out of reach. Byrd completed 75 percent of his passes for 397 yards and 6 touchdowns.
The win brings the Eagles to 6-0 on the year and the number one ranking in the Alabama Christian Education Athletic Association six-man standings. VBS will travel to Roanoke, Ala. Friday to face second-ranked Faith Christian Academy.