Robert Cole For The Observer
October 21, 2013
NEWBERRY — The Newberry Academy middle school football team lost to Spartanburg Christian last Thursday, 68-44.
Despite some success on offense in the second half, the Eagles did not have an answer for the visiting Warriors. Spartanburg raced to an early lead and never looked back, with the score 24-6 after the first quarter.
Daniel Bannister accounted for the only points for the Eagles in the opening period, scoring on a run. The second period was not much kinder to Newberry, as the Warriors pushed the score to 48-18 at the half.
Bannister scored on another run and Shield Sawyer added another score for Newberry. The third quarter was relatively quiet, with Newberry adding another touchdown by Sawyer, making the score 48-24.
In the final period, the two teams traded touchdowns, with Newberry scoring three passing touchdowns, two from backup quarterback Noah Moody. Moody came in after an injury to the starter, Camron Hawkins.
The Eagles have a much needed break this week, and will get ready for their last game of the season. They will face Laurens Academy at home on Setzler Field on Halloween night.