OMHS Eagles off to slow 0-2 start

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The 6A Oak Mountain Eagles are off to a rough start this season.

Previously, the Eagles fell in a heart-breaker at home to 5A Fairfield and last Friday night were thumped by region opponent Vestavia Hills 31-7 on the road.

Now 0-2 overall and 0-1 in regional play, next up for the Eagles is another road trip to region opponent Homewood.

Oak Mountain head football coach Jerry Hood said of the loss to Vestavia Hills, &8220;We turned the ball over a lot in the first half, so they were able to put us in a hole.&8221;

But, he said, &8220;I thought our kids continued to fight until the end.&8221;

Hood recognized the play of the offensive line and the defensive play of

Perry McCauley and Grant Weingarten.

Oak Mountain did not crack the scoreboard until the fourth quarter on a 3-yard pass play from Richie Fordham to Logan Unruh. Drew McKnight added the PAT.

Fordham was 15 of 23 passes for 134 yards and three interceptions.

Oak Mountain rushers carried the balls 24 times for 105 yards. Nick Anderson carried the load 10 times for 66 yards.