Noel kickoff return TD sets tone


Eastern Hancock vs. Edinburgh, Oct. 12, 2012. (Tom Russo photo/Daily Reporter)

Eastern Hancock vs. Edinburgh, Oct. 12, 2012. (Tom Russo photo/Daily Reporter)

CHARLOTTESVILLE — The Royals were relentless on their senior night as they opened with 28 unanswered points on the way to a 35-12 defeat of Edinburgh to end the season at 4-5, Eastern Hancock’s best regular-season record since the Royals went 6-3 in 2005.

“We jumped on them in the first half and did a good job executing the things we worked on in practice,” EH Coach Pat Echeverria said. “The second half we let a couple points stay off the board, didn’t finish a couple drives and defensively we gave up a couple big plays.

“All-in-all I thought we played a good game.”

EH made a statement at the start, when sophomore Derrik Noel took the opening kickoff 82 yards to give the Royals a 7-0 lead.

“It’s funny that happened tonight,” Echeverria said. “One of the first things I said to the team was, ‘let’s make a big special teams play tonight.’ It kind of got us going and shocked them a little bit and I think we were able to ride that into a good first half.”

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