[By Robert Galloway, Special to ETSN.fm]

TATUM -- The Tatum Eagles got back into the win column with a 46-6 victory over the Center Roughriders on Friday night at Eagle Stadium. The Eagles led 21-6 at the half and 33-6 after three.

Tatum (3-4, 1-1 in District 6-4A Division II) quarterback Chaston Brooks ran for one score and passed for three more in guiding the Eagles attack. Brooks rushed for a 1-yard touchdown to cap the Eagles’ 11-play, 66 yard drive to open the scoring.

In the third he found Martin Williams from 25 yards out and in the fourth he had two tosses to Deyanta Roberson for touchdowns of 9 and 24 yards.

Tatum running back Tavian Ray, who rushed for more than 140 yards on the night, scored on runs of 16 and 4 yards. Safety Stephen Marshall had a pick-six with a return from 20 yards out to complete the Eagles' scorecard.

The Roughriders got on the board, answering the Eagles' first score as they went 76 yards in six plays with quarterback Kyle Parks going into the end zone from a yard out.

Big Riders running back Dacorey McGee set up the score with a 55 yard dash to open the drive. McGee finished the night with 137 yards on 15 carries. The PAT was blocked by Tatum’s Devon Boyd and Tatum still led 7-6.

The Eagles defense stood tall, shutting down the Riders in the fourth when a first-and-goal at the 10 turned into running out of downs at the 12. Earlier the Riders had failed to convert a fourth-and-1 at midfield.