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A tale of two halves:  After solid start, Barons routed by Eagles, 50-6

SoVaNow.com / October 30, 2019
Bluestone (2-5, 2-4 JRD) varsity football team traveled to Farmville on Friday night to take on James River District opponent Prince Edward and fell 50-6 in the Eagles’ homecoming game.

Bluestone started out well and scored early in the first quarter when Jacob Walker got the TD on a pass from Baron QB Larry Bullock. The extra point attempt was no good and Bluestone led 6-0.

The Barons and Eagles would trade several possessions with Bluestone’s defense holding steady. Prince Edward, however, would go on to score two touchdowns before the half ended to take the 14-6 score to the break.

When the teams returned to the field in the second half, Bluestone got some movement on offense but as in last week’s loss to Amelia, the Barons were unable to put the ball in the end zone.

The Eagles went on to score 36 second half points and win their second game of the season for a record of 2-6, 2-4 in the James River District.

Bluestone head coach Harry John said the Barons played tough throughout the game, but penalties proved to be the team’s downfall in the loss. Along with players still nursing injuries, it just wouldn’t be Bluestone’s night for a win.

“We definitely had the talent and ability to compete with PE,” John said. “Just [a] lack of focus and missing a few pieces kept us from holding close.

“We struggled to get much going on offense, but untimely penalties played a role in this also.”

Bluestone holds Senior Night this Friday when they host the Nottoway Cougars (6-2, 5-1). Game time is 7 p.m.

The Cougars are currently in third place in the JRD. With the loss Bluestone dropped to seventh place out of a nine-team field.

After Friday’s game the Barons will have one more game on schedule when they travel to No. 1 Goochland (7-1, 6-0) on Nov. 8 to end their regular season.





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