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Eagles’ offense erupts for 54-30 win

Prince Edward County High School’s varsity football team threw aside its struggles on offense this season and charged to a 54-30 win Friday night against host Randolph-Henry High School, giving Larry White his inaugural victory as head coach of the varsity Eagles.

Toward the end of his postgame interview, White became silent for a moment mid-sentence, and then shortly thereafter, he said with a smile, “I’m excited about this first win.”

The Eagles took a 20-14 lead at halftime and made it 40-14 by the fourth quarter.

“The offense executed real well tonight,” White said.

Prince Edward had been scoreless in its first two games this season, shut out by a combined 88-0 score. But the Eagles made up for lost time Friday night, and they set the tone with their preparation.

“All week, these guys have been working hard — from Monday all the way to Thursday,” White said, standing on the field in Charlotte Court House shortly after the game. “And they didn’t have school today, so they came in early, and we went over a lot of stuff when we got here. I’m enjoying the win, but it wasn’t pretty, but I’m going to take it.”

The Eagles (1-2) host Amelia County High School next Friday at 7 p.m.

For more on Prince Edward’s big win, see Wednesday’s edition of The Herald.