East wins homecoming game 44-0


Aiyana Willoughby was crowned 2017 homecoming queen.

Story by Anaya Truss-Williams, Staff Writer

On Friday night, the East Meck Eagles battled the Garinger Wildcats for the 2017 Homecoming game. The last time the Wildcats played the Eagles, the Eagles won 70-6. This time, the Eagles still soared past the Wildcats with a 44-0 win.

Six minutes into the game and the Eagles earned 2 points from a safety, then, Curtis Jones made a touchdown and kicker, Anthony Adams followed with a kick through the field goal. With 4 minutes and 16 seconds left in the first quarter, East Meck was already crushing Garinger by 9 points. While the scoreboard read 1:31 in the first quarter, Khalil Woods went 81 yards for a touchdown, earning 6 points for the Eagles. After, Adams scored the extra point with field goal.

In the second quarter, Khalil Gilliam made a 52 yard touchdown pass to Nu-Kwan Fair. Following, Adams made an extra point. Next, with less that 5 minutes left in the half,  Seveyn Emory made a touchdown, followed by an extra point by Adams.

During halftime, the homecoming court walked with their escorts along a red carpet. The freshman princess was Emina Lockley, sophomore princess was Shelby Perry and Junior Princess was Juanita Valencia. The 2016 homecoming queen, Nia Goodman crowned the new queen, Aiyana Willoughby. The first runner up for homecoming queen was Yennifer Flores.

In the third quarter, Woods made a touchdown earning the team six points after Trey Hodge made an interception, bringing the score to 44-0.

Throughout the game, the Eagles had 397 rushing yards and 149 passing yards.

This win brought East Meck’s conference standing to 4-3.