Belpre Hopes to Repeat History Against Eastern

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The Belpre Golden Eagles have won their matchup against Eastern the past three years in a row now. This year, however, the Eagles will have to overcome some great adversity in order to continue their winning trend.

Belpre (3-5) is coming off of a two-game losing streak after suffering losses to Miller and Shenandoah over the past two weeks. The year hasn’t quite turned out how Coach Greg Adams and many others thought it would. The team is doing its best to get its offensive line going again after losing 12 seniors last year and its starting quarterback in the Trimble game this year.

“We need to develop that offensive line because that’s where it all starts,” Adams said. “It starts right up there on the front of the line. I think our defensive line has been doing a good job though, especially Arik Ross. He’s having a phenomenal year.”

Eastern (4-4) will also be coming out just as hungry for a win as Belpre this Friday after losing to Trimble last week 34-0. Coach Pat Newland says this week’s main focus in practice has been the basic fundamentals of tackling and blocking and working on the little things. While their defensive line has been working really hard, things need to start connecting for their offensive line as well.

“You know, last game we played hard,” Coach Newland said. “We just didn’t execute. That’s what we need to learn to do as a team.”

Belpre has won six out of ten games in their historic matchup against Eastern starting in 2004. The Golden Eagles will look to continue this streak on their home field for senior night while Eastern will attempt to end this trend this Friday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.