The eighth grade Roughnecks kicked off their season with 30-8 win over the New Diana Eagles last Thursday night.

Leading the way for the Roughnecks was Dyllon Heist with two rushing touchdowns. Heist also carried 15 times for 125 yards.

In the first quarter, quarterback, Landyn Grant successfully completed one rushing touchdown, with two, two-point conversions. He was nine for five for 90 yards, and completed three rushes for 25 yards.

Noah Carter added a two point conversion and completed five catches for 90 yards. Mitchel Carter sacked the quarterback, forcing a fumble and recovered it in the endzone for the score.

Defensive inside linebacker, Holden Hodges, completed 10 tackles and mad a fumble recovery in the win for the ‘Necks. Luke Baker also forced a fumble against the Eagles. 

“We did a lot of good things from an offensive standpoint. Landyn made his reads in the run game and pass game and Heist toted the rock,” Head Coach Jamie Salter said. “We will need to clean some things up on the offensive line to be better prepared for next week. Defensively I thought we ran to the ball well. One thing we must work on is being able to stay locked in and focused when we are tired.”