Eagles Get Back to Dominating Foes
One week after losing a thriller to Class 3A White-House Heritage by a point, the Nashville Christian School Eagles hosted conference rival Monterey looking to get back on track. The defending state champion Eagles were once again at their dominant best.
After a slow start in the first quarter, the Eagles pummeled Monterey 55-7, their vaunted offense once again firing on all cylinders.
The Eagles were once again led by junior Lelan Wilhoite, who led the team in rushing and receiving.
The games started out slowly for the Eagles. The Wildcats were able to hold them to just one touchdown in the first and the quarter ended with the score tied 7-7.
But that’s when the Eagles put it into another gear.
They scored three more touchdowns in the second quarter to take a 28-7 lead at halftime.
NCS came out firing in the third quarter, scoring another three touchdowns, while stifling the Wildcat offense to take a 49-7 lead at the end of three quarters.
With the game all but over, most of the starters for coach Jeff Brothers rested in the fourth quarter. But the Eagles were still able to score again, making the final score 55-7.
The 48 unanswered points put an exclamation point on the victory against a conference opponent, and once again put the Eagles on track to defend their Class 1A state title.
Wilhoite finished with 119 yards rushing in six carries, including two for touchdowns.
The junior also caught five passes for another 107 yards and a touchdown. The 226 total yards accounted for roughly two-thirds of the Eagles total offense.
Senior quarterback Bryce Pemberton once again was solid at the quarterback position, completing eight of 12 passes for 128 yards, including the TD toss to Wilhoite.
Sophomore running back Xavier Myers carried six times for 33 yards, scoring two touchdowns.
Senior George Walker also rushed for a touchdown for the Eagles.
Pemberton’s keeper for a touchdown was the last scoring play for the Eagles.
Senior Andrew Sullivan and sophomore Jesse Parrish each had seven tackles to lead the NCS defense.