For the News & Journal Messenger
WOODBRIDGE Despite losing its 30th straight game, the Osbourn Eagles made a valiant attempt to hold of Woodbridge’s powerful rushing attack before succumbing 30 -10. At the half, the Eagles were behind only 12-10, staying in the game with decisive defensive plays and Woodbridge errors.
Derrick Holt led Woodbridge offensively, collecting three TDs and rushing for 189 yards. Running back James Terry also scored a 39-yard touchdown and rushed for 122 yards. Quarterback Andre Bratton completed two passes for 36 yards and rushed for 62 yards, scoring one touchdown.
The Eagles’ Kevin Davis scored on a spectacular 85-yard kickoff return in the second quarter. Andrew Walsh added a field goal in the second quarter for the Eagles. Chris Noel also ran for 144 yards in 14 carries.
The Vikings made the most decisive play of the game on the second half kickoff. Running back Kevin Locke recovered a fumble on Osbourn’s 35 yard line. On the first play from scrimmage, Woodbridge’s Holt then rumbled off the left side of the line and scored, putting the Eagle’s up 18-10.
“When you come out there and get the ball when you’re supposed to be kicking off, that’s a big plus,” explained Woodbridge coach Keith King. “I think what really helped is that out kids went out there and they just didn’t get the turnover, they capitalized on it and turned it into a TD,which really changed the momentum and took the win out of Osbourn’s sails a little.
“Osbourn’s a very good team,” added King. “They get after it and those kids hustled. Their coach has done a good job.”
With 1:20 left in the third quarter, the Viking’s Holt scored again on a two-yard dive up the middle, making it 24-10 Vikings. The TD topped off a six-play, 53-yard drive by Woodbridge. The Eagles put the ball in the end zone again four and a half minutes later after cornerback David Walker recovered an Osburn fumble at the fifty. On the third play from scrimmage, Terry sprinted for a 39-yard TD off the right side of the line.
Woodbridge fumbled the snap for the extra point as they did earlier in the game. They also failed to scored an extra point three times on running plays.