Eagles pummel Jefferson Christian



Appalachian put on a show for a soggy homecoming crowd by throttling Jefferson Christian 67-6 last Friday night.

Appalachian built a 27-0 lead after one quarter and by the time the night ended, the Eagle defense had outscored Jefferson Christian 21-6.

In the first quarter alone, Dylan Schuman scored on runs of 14 and 24 yards, Zac Blythe had a 49-yard touchdown run, and Jeremy Hill hit Tonny Strickland on a 13-yard scoring toss.

Blythe added a 35-yard interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter and Josh Calvert had a 14-yard touchdown run to increase the Eagle lead to 41-7 at the half.

The defense had two more interception returns for scores in the second half – 40 yards by Cameron Cox and 75 yards by Jake Cornelius – to go with scoring runs of 18 yards by Christian Collum and four yards by Cody Payne.

Appalachian piled up 254 yards of offense – 241 on the ground – while limiting Jefferson Christian to just 58 total yards.

Collum led the Eagles with 83 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries while Schuman had 54 yards and two touchdowns on just five attempts.

The Eagle defense forced five turnovers and held Jefferson Christian to just three yards rushing on 28 attempts.

Appalachian improved to 5-2 overall, 4-1 in 1A Region 5. Jefferson Christian dropped to 1-6 overall, 1-4 in the region.