Atlanta Falcons Slaughtered by Philadelphia Eagles
By: Anthony Davis
Atlanta, GA.- The Atlanta Falcons suffered a crushing defeat against the Philadelphia Eagles. Losing 32-6, they now stand at a record of 0-1 starting off the season.
Matt Ryan completed 21/35 passes for a total of 164 yards with no touchdowns. Ryans Top receiver of the day was Calvin Ridley, with five receptions and 51 yards. Kyle Pitts not far beyond him with four receptions and 31 yards.
Cordarrelle Patterson had 7 touches with a total of 54 yards. Mike Davis with 15 touches only rushed for 49 yards.
The Atlanta Falcons received the ball first starting off with a 14 play drive from their own 25 yard line. The Falcons went 67 yards in 5:02 mainly consisting of mid to short ranged passes. The drive ended with an incomplete pass to Mike Davis which led to a field Goal. The PAT was God giving them a 3-0 lead.
The Philadelphia Eagles quickly follow with their own quick drive. The Eagles ran 7 plays for 64 yards in the time of 3:41. The drive started with a big 25 yard pass to Watkins which began their momentum. With a few more short passes and runs the Eagles quickly scored which put them in the lead 7-3.
The next possession The Falcons Started on the 17 yard line and marched down the field in 15 plays going a total of 77 yards. The drive ended with an incomplete pass in the red zone resulting in a field goal with the score being 7-6.
Next possession the Eagles started off strong with a 13 yard pass to Goedert following a 28 yard pass to Ertz. They started to struggle as they went on to throw two incomplete passes. The end of the drive resulted in a turnover on downs.
Both teams Continued to struggle as the next three drives left The falcons punting twic and the Eagles punting once.
The eagles had a breakthrough going 77 yards in 12 plays in 1:42. This Drive being critical before in a 3rd and 5 situation at the Atlanta 45 jalen hurts scrambles for a 11 yard run to get the first down. The Drive ended with a 9 yard pass to Goedert for an eagles touchdown. The Eagles also went for a 2 pt conversion which was successful and also ended the first half.
The first two drives of the second have resulted in a punt from both teams.
With 4:24 left in the fourth quarter the eagles go for a 6 play drive for 50 yards. A 25 yard pass to Sanders put them on the 8 yard line. The drive ended in a 8 yard run from Gainwell. Making the score now 22-6.
The next for driving including two drives in the fourth quarter resulted in punts two from both teams.
Bad break for The Falcons as they turn over on downs at their own 22 yard line. The Eagles Take advantage and go 2 plays for 32 yards. The drive ended in a 23 yard pass to Reagor making the score 29-6.
Not having any more touchdowns scored in the game the last score was a field goal by the Eagles which brought the final score 32-6.
Rising Athletic Director
By: Anthony Davis
For over 30 years UWA welcomed Kent Partridge as the acting athletic director on June 1st. Kent Partridge is no stranger to tiger athletics as he is a member of the UWA athletics hall of
fame. He brings 35 years to the Tiger athletic department and has been with UWA for the past 11years. Partridge is invested in West Alabama as a whole and brings so much experience.
Partridge said, “Continuing to work for them, our student-athletes and the greater UWA community is an opportunity I treasure.”
His experience doesn’t stop at the collegiate level as he served six years in the NBA as the vice president of communications, also as the public relations consultant for the Utah Jazz. One of his purposes in the NBA was serving as a coordinating producer between ESPN and NBA TV for 16 episodes of an all-access documentary.
At the University foWest Alabama Partridge serves on the President’s Council, the university marketing committee, the UWA Athletics Hall of Fame Committee, and the gulf south conference joint administration and Hall Of Fame committee.
Over the Years partridge has bonded with many athletes and created long-term relationships. So much athletic knowledge shows what type of change he is bringing not only to athletes but to UWA as a whole.
Partridge said, “There is already a rock-solid athletic administration and coaching staff in place thatI have worked side-by-side with for the last decade, folks who love UWA and what it stands for,”For the last eight years Partridge has also done play-by-play for the UWA baseball team.
Athletics resides in one of Partridge’s many skills as he also has experience in communications but not only at UWA but Auburn University, Texas Tech, Samford University, and The Montevallo University.
Partridge has also worked in the daily newspaper business working for the Charleston Post and courier covering minor league baseball.
Having these eventful experiences, he shows his love for athletics through his work. Being the Birmingham, Ala. native he served his community as he was the director of public relations for theBirmingham Thunderbolts of the XFL.
Before all the past athletic experiences partridge was once a UWA tiger. As a student, he did the play-by-play voice for men and women basketball. He graduated from UWA in 1983 with a bachelor’s of science degree in HPER and journalism.
His dedication and tenacity for athletics is why UWA is proud to have him as part of this program.