The Augusta Eagles defeated the North Atlanta Christian (NAC) Flight 69-36 Saturday, November 19, in Atlanta, Georgia. After jumping out to a 21-3 advantage late in the first quarter, the Eagles never looked back. Six Eagles scored, and four (Austin Crown, Matt Miller, Jacbob Greenway, and Jonathan Pye) scored in double figures.
Although the game was Augusta's first regular season game since being defeated in overtime one week earlier by the Mount Vernon Presbyterian Mustangs, the Eagles had a busy week. On Tuesday evening and Thursday evening, the team travelled to Bethune Bowman (Bowman, SC) and Allendale Fairfax (Fairfax, SC) to scrimmage against those public school's teams. The extra competition helped Augusta to focus on areas needing improvement.
"Our loss to Mount Vernon and our scrimmage game against Bethune Bowman exposed some weaknesses that we worked hard to correct Thursday and Friday. We looked good Saturday, probably better than we would have looked had we not played such tough scrimmages during the week, "Eagles Coach Chad Cook said after Saturday's win.
The Eagles play once more before the Thanksgiving break. McCormick High School will visit Augusta's home gym at Saint Mark United Methodist Church (2367 Washington Rd, Augusta, GA 30904) Tuesday at 7:30.
The following video contains highlights from Augusta's busy week.