RCHS Eagles’ linebacker Joby Berry (3) closes in on Cleveland quarterback Austin Herink (7) during Friday night’s second round playoff game. Jacob Williams (52), Daniel Cochran (53) and Lee Hill (88) hustle in to assist Berry on the play.
The Rhea County High School Eagles football team’s season
came to an abrupt end at Eagle Stadium on Friday, as the Cleveland Blue Raiders knocked off the 10-1
Eagles and eliminated them from the playoffs with a 31-7 tilt.
"Hey guys listen, tonight
wasn't our night,"said Eagles’ head coach Mark Pemberton to his team in the post-game huddle.
“Don’t let anything that happened tonight knock out of your mind that you had a tremendous
"You took this program from 2-8 to 10-2,” added Pemberton. “It
didn’t happen the way we wanted tonight, but life will treat you that way too. What you do is, you
get up the next morning and you go back at it, and that’s all you can do. It didn’t go our way,
but a man will get up the next morning, he’ll go about his business, he’ll get it done and
he’ll work harder—that’s all you can do.
For further details, see the Wednesday
edition of The Herald-News.