“We played very well defensively, but really had no consistency on offense,” East Gadsden head football coach Scott Anderson said following his teams 6-0 loss to Walton County High School in a Thursday night spring football game. “The defense held up all night long. Offensively we missed open passes and our running game lacked consistency.”
The game was played under threatening skies all evening but the rain held off until the game’s completion.
After a scoreless first quarter, East Gadsden got a drive going behind some good runs by quarterback Donterrius Garrett in the second stanza.
Antwain Matthews seemed to cap the drive with a touchdown on a 12-yard run. It was called back because of a strange penalty call. The Jaguars threatened to score again late in the game but another strange call on a pass play helped stopped that drive.
Walton scored its touchdown midway in the third quarter on one of the few drives the Jaguars allowed. The try-for point was blocked.
Matthews, Cedric Atkins, Adrian Williams, Zamaric Holt, Robert Hover, Kelvin Ray, Brian Robinson and Adam Powell played well on defense for East Gadsden.
In a JV passing game prior to varsity play, Walton defeated East Gadsden 18-6. Caleb Cook scored the Jaguar touchdown on a 48-yard pass interception.
East Gadsden begins fall practice Aug. 10 and will play a Jamboree in Marianna on Aug. 28. They open the regular season Sept. 4 when they host West Gadsden.