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STORY BY GEORGE WONG | PHOTOS BY ANDY COLLIGNON
The Pope John Paul II Knights did their best to invade the Brentwood Academy nest Friday night, but the Eagles had their talons sharpened and got the best of their opponent.
Both teams came into the matchup undefeated. However, it would be BA emerged victorious as the school extends its season to 3-0.
The Eagles scored 21 unanswered points in the first quarter alone, setting the tone for the night.
BA stated their dominance from the start with senior Tahir Annoor scored a 44-yard touchdown pass at 10:12 on the clock, giving the Eagles an early 7-0 lead.
It would be a tough tussle after that, until senior tailback Mario Pleasant scored a rushing touchdown with 3 minutes left, ending the first quarter 14-0 for the Eagles.
It would be a slow end to the first half until the clock hit 5:42, where Pleasant would score another touchdown for the Eagles. Extending their lead to 21-0.
PJPII showed signs of fight at the 3-minute mark with a 56-yard run, which eventually led to senior quarterback Ben Nixon scoring the Knights first touchdown.
The Eagles then retaliated with freshman Jordan James scoring a touchdown at 2:49 with the two-point conversion 29-7.
Only minutes later Pleasant went for a 59-yard touchdown run, but was called back due to an illegal block. That didn’t stop Pleasant from eventually getting his third touchdown of the night, giving the Eagles a 36-7 commanding lead to end the first half.
BA’s senior Thomas Gore would close out the game with a touchdown run at 7:56 on the clock. The game was then called, with the Eagles impressing with another dominant display.
BA will now host the International School of Broward next Friday night as the season goes on.
Below is a slideshow of photos by photographer Andy Collignon.