TROUP – The Harmony Eagles using a deadly running game to stake the win.

The Eagles took the 36-14 victory with a grind-it-out offense that did all its damage on the ground in the action packed District 10-3A Division II battle.

A surprise from Harmony came on the opening kickoff, recovering an onside kick at the Troup 47-yard line.

One play later, Isaac Edwards took a counter off tackle, and ran in from 47 yards, and the quick 6-0 Eagle lead after a missed PAT boot attempt.

Nine plays later, Easton Blackstone rumbled in from 6 yards, and then he converted the two-point conversion on a run giving Harmony 14-0 advantage.

Troup special teams made the big play for Troup in the second quarter to keep it close.

Senior punter Matt Adams took the snap, tucked the ball and raced wide right before his cutback across the field ended in a 47-yard run.

To close out the first half, Harmony kicker Spencer Yates nailed a 36-yard field goal.

The Eagles wasted no time scoring on the opening kickoff, a 90-yard return from Michael Everett. Barrett Hill scored on runs of 3 and 13 yards to finish out the Eagles scoring.

Troup quarterback Weslee Ross got the final score of the game on a 3-yard scamper

Harmony had 452 yards rushing and one pass for 14 yards, for 466 total. Edwards led all rushers with 165 yards on 18 carries.

Troup had 74 yards on the ground and 77 yards through the air for 151 yards.

The Tigers (3-2, 1-1), hosts Quitman at Tiger Stadium next Friday. Harmony (4-1, 2-0) will return home to face Winona squad.