Golden Eagles win second straight with triumph over Frankton

After a tough start to the season, the Oak Hill Golden Eagles are starting to round into form, winning their second straight game on Friday night with a 32-12 victory over Frankton.

Oak Hill scored on their opening possession, taking a 7-0 lead, but the Eagles responded, using an 80-yard run to get into the red zone before eventually scoring.

The Eagles actually took a 12-7 lead in the second quarter, but the Golden Eagles were able to score right before halftime, regaining the advantage for good. 

At halftime, Head Coach Bud Ozmun and his staff preached the importance of execution, and the players heeded their coaches’ words. 

After the defense forced the Frankton offense into a three-and-out, Oak Hill scored on their opening drive of the second half and took control of the game from there. 

 “From that point, our guys just seemed to take over,” Ozmun said. “We felt like we were in control on both sides of the ball for the rest of the game. We ended up playing a good second half. I’m pleased with the overall effort. Overall, it was a pretty good night.”

Blake Fox led the rushing attack with 137 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries, while Clay McCorkle, Kyle Turanchick, and Kian Hite also scored a rushing touchdown. McCorkle also completed nine passes for 120 yards and a touchdown pass to Ryan Fernandes. 

Fox led the Oak Hill defense with 10 tackles, while Clayton McKinney, Logan Bailey, and Isaiah Drake each made eight stops.

The Golden Eagles will play their final regular season game next Friday night against Alexandria. 

“We’re getting healthy. We played the same offensive line [two weeks] in a row, and that’s the first time we’ve been able to do that all season,” Ozumn said. “That’s helping us. And right now, we are feeling good about ourselves, confidence-wise. Momentum has been a theme of ours the last couple of weeks, and we feel like we are keeping the momentum.”

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