Eagles nip Knights in pancake contest

DUBLIN — After a two-year absence, the Rivalry Week pancake-eating contest between the East Bladen Eagles and West Bladen Knights varsity football teams returned this week — this time at Dowless Company in Dublin.

The Knights entered the contest as the defending champions and put up a good fight with the appetites of Jonathan Robinson, Jaleen Drew, Bryan Haro and Oliver Castillion.

But the Eagles came to eat, and the four-member team of Caleb Strait, Xavia McDowell, Devonta McKiver and Tanner Meares chewed their way to a one-half pancake victory in the five-minute time span.

The event was revived by the West Bladen Booster Club with the hopes it will become an annual event again.