Belpre Withstands Miller Second Half Surge

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In one of the biggest games of the year in the TVC-Hocking, the Belpre Golden Eagles (5-2, 5-1) took down the Miller Falcons (5-2, 3-2) 27-20 in Corning, Ohio to take complete control of second place in the Hocking.

The Falcons went into the second half down 21-6 and ended up losing by only one possession, which is a true testament to how hard the team has fought this entire season. Their only points in the first half came after a long interception return by Carson Starlin that took them deep into Belpre territory.

Even though Miller only put up six points in the first half, that’s not to say its offense was not moving. The Falcons got deep into Golden Eagle territory on multiple occasions, but just were not able to finish their drives with points.

One of the reasons why the Falcons were not able to finish their drives with points is because they were not able to throw the ball very well. Their normal quarterback, Cole Geil, was lined up at wide receiver for most of the night while Kody McKinniss, normally at running back, was used at the quarterback position.

Big plays in the first half by the Golden Eagles would end up coming back to haunt the Falcons.

A lot of those big plays came from Belpre’s stud running back Deijon Bedgood.

Early in the second quarter, Bedgood had a 78-yard TD run that would put Belpre up 14-0. Then later in that quarter, Bedgood would have another long TD run of 58-yards to put the Golden Eagles up 21-6.

Tavian Miller also had a big night for the Golden Eagles as he had an interception on defense early in the first half, which stopped the Falcons deep in Belpre territory.

After a tough loss, the Falcons will try to bounce back next week as they will head to Stewart, Ohio to take on Federal Hocking.

Next week, a red hot Belpre team will look to improve on its five game winning streak as they will travel to Parkersburg Catholic.