Published On: Mon, Apr 15th, 2013

FOOTBALL: War Eagles produce shutout for home opener

The Western Carolina War Eagles made their home debut against the Kingsport Generals on Saturday, April 13 and showed why the league should be worried about them.  The War Eagles shut out the Generals 26-0. 

The defense gave up minimal yards, and the offensive side grinded away during the first half moving up and down the field, but only having 7 points when the first whistle blew.

The second half was filled with a variety of schemes which revolved around Akaba Glaspie, backup QB, who ran the option formation all around the Generals defense. This led to 342 yards of rushing throughout the game.

Josue Otero, tailback, had his second straight game over 100 yards with 145 and 1 score. Andre Dewhurst, tailback, had 68 yards and a score and Jeremy Watkins, fullback, had 50 yards with a score as well.

The defense caused numerous turnovers including 3 fumble recoveries with 1 for a score by Austin Curtice followed by 4 interceptions by Andre Dewhurst, Justin Moor, Robert Welch and Micah Swimmer.

The team also had 3 QB sacks, Antonio Johnson with 1 sack and Brett Robertson with 2. The defensive line stood strong and kept the Generals offense to less than 75 yards of total offense.

A monstrous heels-over-head tackle by Kris Quinn capped off the game.

The War Eagles travel to Jonesville, VA on Saturday, April 20 and then return home on Saturday, April 27.

– Western Carolina War Eagles 

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