Golden Falcons fall to Eagles in a tough one
By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on October 10, 2004 9:48 AM
VANCEBORO -- West Craven, for the second straight week, escaped a last-minute comeback attempt in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Confer-ence play.
Char-les B. Aycock drove inside the Eagles' red zone in the final two minutes Friday evening, but fumbled away a potential game-winning score. The turnover allowed West Craven to prevail 16-13 and extend its ECC unbeaten streak to 29 games.
The Golden Falcons tumbled to 4-3 overall and 2-2 in the ECC heading into next Friday's home contest against West Carteret.
Aycock climbed within 9-7 in the final quarter on Wesley Whitley's one-yard run. The Eagles answered with a 99-yard kickoff return from Charles Morgan to make it a two-possession game.
Chris Byrd cashed in the Golden Falcons' second touchdown of the quarter, a two-yard run, with 8:52 remaining in regulation. Neither team threatened to score again until Aycock's costly turnover -- its second of the game -- with 1:35 on the clock.
The Golden Falcons are 1-2 on the road.
Shonte Barnes churned out 142 yards on 29 totes. It marked Barnes' fourth 100-yard outing of the season.
Cortez Gilbert and Dontae Taylor emerged the defensives leader with 10 tackles apiece. Keith Cobb, Turner Wood and Korie Lewis each recorded seven stops.
C.B. Aycock 0 0 0 13 -- 13
West Craven 0 0 9 7 -- 16
WC -- Safety, sacked quarterback in end zone, 3:20
WC -- Jamine Moore 7 run (Murphy kick), 0:45
CBA -- Wesley Whitley 1 run (pass fail), 11:57
WC -- Charles Morgan 99 kickoff return (Murphy kick), 11:44
CBA -- Chris Byrd 2 run (Burke kick), 8:52
First downs 15 13
Rushes-yds 38-190 51-185
Pass yds 79 26
Total yards 269 212
Comp-att-int 4-11-0 4-12-0
Fumbles-lose 2-2 4-1
Punts-avg 5-30.6 6-40.8
Penalties-yds 6-45 13-100
RUSHING -- C.B. Aycock -- Wesley Whitley 4-11, TD; Shonte Barnes 29-142; Spruce Lee 1-16; Dontae Taylor 1-8; Chris Byrd 3-13, TD. West Craven -- Charles Morgan 25-94; Jamine Moore 15-69.
PASSING -- C.B. Aycock -- Whitley 4-11-0, 79. West Craven -- John Switzer 4-12-0 26.
RECEIVING -- C.B. Aycock -- Shonte Barnes 1-27; Spruce Lee 1-0; Brett Lancaster 2-52. West Craven -- Jeremy Davis 1-20., Jamine Moore 1-12.
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