Hope extends winning streak to 7-0

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

The Hope Christian School Eagles continued their perfect season Oct. 1 with a home win over North River Christian School.

The Eagles (7-0) rolled over North River 78-42, while compiling 488 total yards of offense.

Defensive standouts were Glyn Glover, with six tackles, and Ryan Gibbens, Caleb Rettig and Jacob Medders with five tackles each.

“Our guys did good tonight,” said head coach Mark Rettig. “The other team was very athletic, and our defense had to make some adjustments to compensate for that.”

Hope jumped on the board first, when quarterback Zac Hughes ran the ball in from 1 yard out to score. Hughes also added the two-point conversion.

However, North River answered back on the next drive, tying the game at 8-all.

Hope added another touchdown on a pass from Hughes to Glover, and Hughes added the two-point conversion to give the Eagles a 16-8 advantage.

Following a North River fumble, Terrence Moore scored on a 49-yard touchdown run, and Caleb Rettig added the two-point conversion.

North River opened up the second quarter with a touchdown, but failed to convert for two points.

Moore answered on a 33-yard touchdown run, and Andrew Bell added the two-point conversion.

North River added another touchdown in the second quarter, but Hope quickly countered with four touchdowns.

The first came on a 7-yard Hughes run, the second came on a 10-yard touchdown pass from Hughes to Moore, the third came on a 22-yard pass from Hughes to Caleb Douglas and the fourth came after Caleb Douglas recovered a North River fumble, setting up a pass from Hughes to Moore, who passed it to Glover. Glover then scored on a 35-yard touchdown run.

Hope also added a safety before the half, giving the Eagles a 62-22 lead at halftime.

Hope scored late in the third quarter on a 20-yard touchdown run by Denzel Williams.

The Eagles added another six points in the fourth quarter on a 61-yard Moore run. Issac Hughes added the two- point conversion.

The home team also added another safety, before North River scored twice on a fumble recovery and an interception to end the game.