ELIZABETHTOWN — After last week’s 49-0 thrashing of visiting Pender County on homecoming, the Eagles of East Bladen should be loooking for a bit more push-back from Four County Conference foe Heidi Trask on Friday.
The Titans gave East Bladen’s cross-county rival West Bladen a game, taking a 17-8 lead before the Knights rallied late for a 38-34 win.
But Trask is coming off a short week, having to host Union on Tuesday after a previous game was postponed because of severe weather. The Titans took a 38-12 loss and fell to 1-6 overall and 0-3 in the conference.
Despite the record, the Titans can’t be overlooked.
Sophomore quarterback Tyrease Armstrong directs an offense that will show the shotgun a majority of the time, often spreading the offense or using trips. Junior running back Steven Jordan will get most of the carries for the Titans and senior Johnathan Jordan is a good blocker from his tight end positoin, as well as a big target on pass plays at 6-foot, 2 inches tall and 205 pounds. The Titans are scoring at a 22 points per game clip.
On defense, Trask will line up predominently in a 53, with junior linebacker Joseph Chung and Jordan from his safety position leading the way. The Titans have allowed 33 points per game this season.
East Bladen, 6-1 and 2-1, has scored 241 points through the seven games (34.4 points per game) and given up just 106 points (15 points per game).
Kickoff on Friday will be at 7:30 p.m.
W. Curt Vincent can be reached by calling 910-862-4163.