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Woods rushes 254 yards as East Meck defeats Berry

Story by Lucy Smithwick, Staff Writer

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East Meck’s football team defeated Phillip O. Berry Academy 34-20, with tremendous effort from halfback Khalil Woods rushing 254 yards and scoring three touchdowns.

During the first half, the Eagles and the Cardinals took turns leading the game as both offenses dominated the game. Just before halftime, the Eagles scored a touchdown, giving them a lead of 27-18. For the rest of the game, the East defense took charge and held Berry to two points.

Along with Woods’ three scores,  quarterback Khalil Gilliam and running back Trey Truitt each scored a touchdown.

The game was played at West Meck on Sept. 1, due to field conditions at East Meck. The Eagles improved their record to 2-1, while Berry dropped to 1-1.

 

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2 Responses to “Woods rushes 254 yards as East Meck defeats Berry”

  1. Ruth G Cohen on September 13th, 2017 11:10 pm

    UNFORTUNATELY I WAS UNABLE TO ATTEND WHAT TURNED OUT TO BE A VERY

    EXCITING GAME. I MUST SAY AFTER READING LUCY SMITHWICK’S ARTICLE I REALLY

    FELT AS THOUGH I WAS THERE. HER REPORTING WAS SUCCINCT AND COLORFUL.

    EAST MECK DID ITSELF PROUD. AS A PARENT OF AN ALUMNI THE SCHOOL SPIRIT WAS

    ENHANCED BY THE STAFF REPORTER’S DESCRIPTION.

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  2. Henry Goldman on September 14th, 2017 12:42 am

    What a wonderful article this is Lucy. I’m so very, very proud of you!!! I wish I was there to see the game, but your description of what happened on the field, made me feel as though I was sitting in the stands, cheering the Eagles on. Keep up the good work, and the great writing.

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