Woods rushes 254 yards as East Meck defeats Berry

Story by Lucy Smithwick, Staff Writer

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.