Rabun Gap Eagles soar to 1st Round Playoff Victory

The Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School Eagles varsity football team soared to victory in the first round of the North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association (NCISAA) playoffs over the Cannon Cougars on Friday, November 4, 2022.  Here’s the voice of Rabun Gap varsity football on Real Country 100.3, Peyton Brady with a recap of the game.  “The Rabun Gap Eagles came on strong at Zavala Family Stadium starting off the game with a 4-yard rushing touchdown by #1 Trey Horne to make the score 7-0.  Coming into the second quarter, the ball was intercepted by #3 Lucas Pacheco and was run into the endzone although due to a penalty the ball was spotted by the Cannon 40-yard line.  A few plays later, there was a 29-yard touchdown run by Trey Horne, his second touchdown of the night, making the score 14-0.  A 41-yard kick by #34 Jacob Day ups Rabun Gap’s lead to 17-0.  A 20-yard touchdown pass by Cannon puts them on the board making the score 17-7.  Rabun Gap responds with a 30-yard touchdown pass from #5 Gavin Owens to Trey Horne making the score 24-7.  At the beginning of the third quarter, a 39-yard touchdown pass from Gavin Owens to #9 Marshall Pritchett making the score 31-7.  A 6-yard rushing touchdown from Cannon making the score 31-14.  A ball once again intercepted by Lucas Pacheco for Rabun Gap results in #44 Yunas Altincinar with a 1-yard touchdown run, then #18 Huseyin Simsir runs the ball in on a two-point conversion making the score 39-14 Rabun Gap remaining in the lead.  In the fourth quarter, Trey Horne with a 13-yard touchdown run making the score 45-14.  Rabun Gap clutches this win at home in the first round of the NCISAA playoffs and will be advancing to the second round at Zavala Family Stadium.  The final score of this matchup 45-14 once again Rabun Gap taking the win here at home.  For Real Country 100.3, I am Peyton Brady.”  With the win, the Eagles improve to 8-3 on the season and will host the Charlotte Christian Knights in the second round of the NCISAA playoffs on Friday, November 11, 2022, at 7pm in Zavala Family Stadium.  If you can’t make it to the game, you can listen to it on Real Country 100.3.