For the third week in a row (and the 4th time this season), the Northside defense posted a shutout as the Eagles blanked sub-region rival Westside Seminoles 34-0. On 37 rushing attempts, the Seminole wing-T attack was held to an average of 1.4 yards per play.
In the first half, the Seminoles kicked a 40 yard field goal, but the Eagles were called for roughing the kicker, and Westside elected to take the points off the board by accepting the 15 yards and the first down. Three pays later, Northside's Brian Holder grabbed a tipped pass for a drive ending interception.
In the fourth quarter, Westside pinned the Eagles on its own 1 yard line. The Eagles promptly fumbled the ball back to Westside on the one. Northside's first unit defense, which had been removed from the game a couple of series earlier, rushed back onto the field eager to preserve their shutout. However, Defensive Coordinator Kevin Kinsler quickly called a timeout to get them off the field and to put the second unit back on the field. "It was their time to play," Kinsler said. "It was a natural instinct for them (first unit) to get back on the field for something like that. But Coach (Robert) Davis had his second team out there so I thought we should too."* The second unit did not disappoint its teammates as it held the Seminoles out of the endzone on 5 consecutive running plays.
Byron Hunter scored 2 rushing touchdowns, and Makya Jackson caught a bullet-like 11 yard TD pass from Jacobi Rodriguez as the Eagles built a 20-0 halftime lead. Marques Ivory quarterbacked the Eagle offense the entire second half and added a 5 yard rushing TD at the 8:29 mark of the third quarter. Chris Barnard converted the third of 4 PAT attempts. The Eagles final score of the night came 45 seconds into the 4th quarter after a 6 play 72 yard drive. David Everett scored from 8 yards out and David Grayson added the PAT for the final points of the night.
*Macon Telegraph 8 Oct 05