POTTERVILLE — For the first time in school history, Carson City-Crystal’s football team went undefeated in the regular season.
The Eagles finished off their perfect season with a 21-6 win over the Potterville Vikings in Potterville Friday night.
CC-Crystal coach Devin Pringle had mixed feelings about the win, because he said “It wasn’t our prettiest game.”
“I’m going to try to enjoy it (today) but right now I’m thinking about the things we need to work on,” he said Friday night. “It’s better than being 8-1. We’ll work on things tomorrow and try to get better for the playoffs.”
The Eagles got a Robert Failing 15-yard run for a touchdown in the first quarter, then Aaron Haines added a two-yard score in the second quarter to go into the locker room at halftime up 14-0.
“They played very well. Hats off to Potterville,” Pringle said.
The Vikings (2-7) came back with a touchdown of their own early in the fourth quarter but the Eagles blocked the PAT.
Will Beedy, playing after being injured two weeks ago against Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart, got an insurance score with a 35-yard run in the fourth quarter. He finished with 18 carries for 189 yards.
“He’s a warrior,” Pringle said of Beedy. “He’s a tough kid. He can beat you if you’re giving up a slot and he can put the pads on you if you get in his way.”
Failing ended up with 10 carries for 39 yards. Quarterback Rhett Pringle had seven carries for 33 yards and was 3-for-4 passing for 58 yards.
“We hurt ourselves by coughing up the ball twice on the field. They (Potterville) stepped up and played well,” Devin Pringle said.
Pringle said there will be a slight celebration this weekend.
“I’m going to take (today) and let the blood pressure come down,” he said. “Sunday we’re having a nice gathering with the parents and will have a cookout and watch the selection show. After that we’ll get right to work.”
Pringle said he likes his chances of hosting the first game of the playoffs next week.
“We think we’re going to have the fifth or sixth most points in Division 7,” he said. “We’d like to think that warrants a home game. We’re planning on one and expecting one.”