After four straight wins to start the year, the Shroder Paideia Jaguars were handed its first loss of the season Friday night by the Walnut Hills Eagles, 28-6.
For the majority of the game neither team dominated the other, with only 13 points coming in the first half of play.
The Jaguars were able to draw blood first thanks to Kenny Duke’s touchdown grab, which was a medley of juke moves and poor tackling. Shroder (4-1) was unable to convert their two-point conversion.
Later on in the first half Walnut Hills (3-2) was able to gain the lead and maintain it for the rest of the game, following a touchdown run from the Eagle’s sophomore quarterback, Kevin Blount, who had to dive over the left pylon to enter the endzone to make it 7-6. Both teams were unable to score again before halftime.
Walnut was able to improve its lead to eight with just under three minutes remaining in the third quarter, when Tierin Williams took a nine-yard handoff to the house. The Eagles added two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter, from Johnathan Avant and another for Blount, which also were each runs.
The game Friday evening marked the end of the first half of the season for both teams, who each have a decent chance at finishing out the second half with strong records.
Shroder’s next match-up is on the 28th away at Taft, while Walnut Hills hosts Kings the same night at home.
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