ECA losing streak continues, Autaugaville wins 42-8

Published 12:21 am Saturday, September 29, 2018

The Autaugaville Eagles picked up their first win of the season on Friday night at Memorial Stadium in a 42-8 victory over the winless Ellwood Christian Academy Eagles.

Ellwood is now 0-5 this season.

“Autaugaville has a fine football team. We made a lot of mistakes and had a lot of stupid penalties,” Ellwood Christian’s head football coach Migeual Catlin said.

However, Ellwood picked up some momentum in the second quarter stopping a couple of extra point-conversions and intercepting the ball with 1:29 left in the half. The moment was short lived as the half ended with Autaugaville leading 12-0.

“We were behind two scores and we started hanging our heads, and that’s just something we can’t do,” Catlin said.

After a few drives and back-to-back penalties by Autaugaville, Ellwood scored their first and only score of the night making it 20-6 with 7:27 left in the third quarter. The team then successfully went for a two-point conversion making the score 8-20.

With just under three minutes left in the third quarter, Autaugaville caught an interception and forced a turnover.

“We turned the ball over quite a bit. We’re just not playing good team ball right now. We’re playing selfish football,” Catlin said.

Ellwood’s next game is at Maplesville on Friday, Oct. 5.