DES ARC – The combination of Jack Kearby and Trevion Reed proved to be a lethal one for Des Arc, as the duo combined for five touchdowns to lead the Eagles past Parkers Chapel 52-6 in the opening round of the 2A playoffs on Friday night.
The Eagles (9-2), the No. 2 seed from the 6-2A who shared the league title with Clarendon and Hazen, will take on Gurdon in the second round after the Go-Devils upended Junction City 26-22.
The Trojans (1-8), the No. 4 seed from the 8-2A, finish the season on a five-game losing streak.
The Eagles led 14-0 at the end of the first quarter thanks to a pair of scores by Kearby.
A junior, Kearby opened the scoring with a 41-yard run just three minutes into the contest.
Cache Flanagan ran in the two-point conversion to make it 8-0.
Kearby struck again at the 5:22 mark of the stanza, scoring on a 3-yard run to push the lead to 14-0.
The Eagles then broke the game open with three touchdowns in a span of just over three minutes early in the second quarter.
Reed scored on a 10-yard run with Kearby’s two-point conversion run making it 22-0 at the 11:53 mark.
Just 45 seconds later, Reed found the end zone on a 34-yard run with Kearby’s second two-point conversion giving the Eagles a 30-0 edge.
Des Arc added to their lead with 8:44 to play in the first half on Bari Rockins’ 31-yard touchdown run with Kearby’s two-point conversion extending the lead to 38-0.
The final points of the half came on a 24-yard touchdown run by Reed with Kearby’s fourth and final two-point conversion of the game making it 46-0.
Walker Harris had a 20-yard touchdown run with six minutes left in the third quarter to account for Des Arc’s final touchdown of the game.
The Trojans got their lone points of the game on a 5-yard touchdown pass from Dyson Dougan to Lancer Clark with 7:35 left in the game.