Flawless victory for Eagles

Published 12:40 am Saturday, October 2, 2010

Porters Chapel didn’t even let the fans at Eagle Stadium get the seats warm before the scoreboard lit up.

Chris Marshall took back the opening kickoff 71 yards for one touchdown and two plays later, took an interception return 25 yards to the house to ignite a 62-0 rout of Russell Christian.

He also scored the final PCA touchdown on an 83-yard punt return.

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The win sets up a winner-take-all game in the regular season finale at Newton Academy for District 5-A’s final playoff spot.

“A district win is a district win,” PCA coach John Weaver said. “We knew this one was important. This sets us up in a showdown at the end of the season. We saw a lot of bright spots tonight. A lot of young guys got playing time tonight. A good win.”

The Eagles didn’t let off the gas after Marshall’s two scores. Matthew Warren recovered a muffed shotgun snap ant the Russell 18 and three plays later, Peter Harris rumbled into the end zone for the third score of the quarter. Jake Boyd capped the first-quarter onslaught with a 1-yard scoring run to put the Eagles up 27-0.

In the second quarter, Chris Williams scored the first of two rushing TDs for him on the night and Jonah Masterson led the Eagles on their longest drive, a 12-play, 80-yard masterpiece capped by a 5-yard toss to Boyd to close out the first-half scoring.

In the second half, it was more of the same. Boyd had a 48-yard scoring run and Williams scored on a 28-yard scamper before Marshall closed the scoring.

Masterson completed 11-of-13 passes for 160 yards and one touchdown and wasn’t sacked for a second consecutive week. Boyd had four carries for 78 yards and two scores.

“That’s our goal,” PCA lineman Caze Brewer said of not allowing a sack. “Jonah has got to stay clean since quarterbacks are pretty boys.”