Pictured is RCHS Golden Eagle running back Caleb Odell (20) during his 39-yard touchdown during the JV game on Monday night at Eagle Stadium.

(Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020 edition)

The Rhea County High School Golden Eagle junior varsity football team improved its record to 3-0 on the season, as the Eagles captured a 28-14 home victory over the Stone Memorial Panthers at Eagle Stadium on Monday night.

The Eagles jumped out to a 14-0 first quarter lead, with TD runs from Caleb Odell and Kade Houston. Odell’s was a 39-yard run and Houston’s went for one yard.

The Panthers answered in the second quarter with a 10-yard TD pass and the Eagles led 14-6 at the half.

Odell crossed the goal line again in the third quarter with a 6-yard TD run. After Cole Ruehling’s PAT kick, the Eagles led 21-6.

Stone Memorial answered with a 34-yard TD run in the third quarter. After the good 2-point conversion, Rhea led 21-14 headed to the fourth quarter.

Bryce Dupre took a quarterback sneak to the end zone on a 41-yard TD run with 38 seconds left in the game. Ruehling’s PAT made it 28-14, which closed out the scoring for the game.

The Eagle JV will host the Ooltewah Owls on Monday, Oct. 12, at Eagle Stadium/Bill Horton Field, with kickoff set for 7 p.m.