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Covenant Falls at Home to Norfolk Academy, 32-6

By: Bart Isley (Scrimmage Play)
By: Bart Isley (Scrimmage Play)

(Report provided by Scrimmage Play)

Thursdays have not been kind to the Covenant Eagles. After reeling off wins in three consecutive Friday night tilts, the Eagles (3-3) have lost consecutive Thursday night games, falling 32-6 to Norfolk Academy at home yesterday evening.

Norfolk Academy’s Hunter Wagnon did it all. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound senior ran the ball 27 times for 107 yards and three touchdowns.

Norfolk Academy marched quickly to a touchdown on its first drive after a big punt return gave them good field position. Wagnon pounded it in and then the Bulldogs tacked on a 2-point conversion to cap the drive.

But a savvy timeout by head coach Dave Rocco kept the Eagles in it on Norfolk Academy’s next drive. The timeout immediately led to a renewed effort by the Covenant defense and a turnover on downs by the Bulldogs. Covenant then put together a drive of its own which Jaime Gaston finished off with a touchdown.

But the 8-6 lead was as close as the Eagles got. Norfolk Academy turned it over to Wagnon from there and got big plays from Brian Shivers and Tyler Holmes. Wagnon's third score of the night gave the Bulldogs a 25-6 lead.

Covenant struggled to stretch the field and Wagnon’s impact at middle linebacker held Gaston to 65 yards and Brady Doyle to 90 yards while he went 13-for-23.


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