Wk 4 RNK 2022 Tunstall @ Staunton River game

Wk 4 RNK 2022 Tunstall @ Staunton River game 451 333 SWVA High School Sports

Golden Eagles soar past Tunstall, improving to 3-1 on the year

Staunton River HS, Moneta, VA – The home stands at Staunton River High School were jam packed with patriotic students and Golden Eagle fans last Friday night. So much so, the crowd’s energetic cheers and applause even drew in a paramotorist who flew over the field late in the first quarter to take in the game and the golden Moneta sunset. On the field, the Golden Eagles didn’t disappoint, getting it done on defense by holding Tunstall to14 points and Spartan RB 2 Bricen Pool to 103 rushing yards and one score. However, it was the Staunton River offense that really shined, breaking into the end zone on the ground, in the air and from a bleacher shaking 95 yard kickoff return by WR 30 Zay Childress.
Although the game ended 49-14 in favor of Staunton River, the majority of the first half was as competitive as ever with six out of the first seven possessions resulting in TD’s. Golden Eagle RB 42 Josh Kelly struck first, capping off Staunton River’s opening drive with a 24- yard TD through the Spartan defense. A high snap on Tunstall’s first punt attempt put the Eagles in scoring position again, at the Spartan ten. It took one play for RB 11 Austin Powell to score. Tunstall fought back, thanks to Pool’s hard running. The Spartans capped off the drive with the Junior pulling three black jerseys into the end zone with him.

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