The Cubs defeated the War Eagles Friday night, allowing them to take possession of the Powder Keg (Photo: Daryell Smith)
On Friday, Oct. 8, the hottest football rivalry in the area took shape when the Sycamore War Eagles rolled across town to battle the Cheatham County Cubs who ultimately took possession of the coveted powder keg.
The first half saw both teams attempting to gain a foothold with little success. Noah Webb scored for the War Eagles, and the point after was good, but Cooper Owen would follow up with six for the Cubs. However, the extra point attempt failed, and the War Eagles rode a 7-6 lead at the end of the first half.
Both teams moved the ball, but the Cubs worked the clock and maintained possession throughout most of the 4th quarter (Photo: Daryell Smith)
When the teams returned to start the second half, the Cubs came out with more determination. With just under seven minutes remaining in the 3rd quarter, Owen put the halt on a War Eagles drive, intercepting a pass on the 35-yard line. The boys in burgundy kept their cool and Owen took the pigskin across the end zone, once again, to put the Cubs ahead. Again, the extra point was unsuccessful, and the home team started the final quarter leading 12 to 7.
Both teams moved the ball, but the Cubs worked the clock and maintained possession throughout most of the 4th quarter. With 37 seconds remaining in the game, Owen turned on the heat again and added six more for the Cubs to give the home team an 18-7 victory and allowed them to take the powder keg to their locker room.