STROMSBURG- The BDS Eagles football team remained unbeaten, as they defeated the Cross County Cougars 34-20 in a hard-fought battle Friday night at Cross County High School.
The game started with a bang, as the Cougars (3-4) scored on their second play from scrimmage on an 82 yard scamper by junior running back Isaac Noyd. The 2-point conversion was good, and the Cougars led 8-0.
Not to be outdone, BDS (7-0) returned the ensuing kickoff to the Cougar 30 yard line, and scored on a first down strike from junior quarterback Dominic Quinones to senior Isaac Else. The conversion was no good, and just a minute and a half into the game, it was 8-6 Cougars.
After that opening flurry, the game settled down into a back and forth tussle.
Midway through the second quarter, BDS took their first lead on a 1 yard plunge by Quinones to go up 14-8, but Cross county came right back as sophomore Carter Seim scored from a yard out to tie the game at 14. The Eagles then responded with a 10-play, 75 yard drive, and regained the lead, 20-14, just before halftime, on a 10-yard run by senior Dylan Domeier.
BDS increased it’s lead to 28-14 on a 30-yard TD pass from Dominic Quinones to junior Aaron Mick with 29 seconds to go in the 3rd quarter. Each team added a 4th quarter score to account for the final 34-20 margin.
The regular season concludes next week, with Cross County finishing up at Exeter-Milligan-Friend, and BDS travels to Hebron to take on Thayer Central. That game can be heard on 104.9 Max Country beginning at 6:45pm.