The season-opening victory matched the Eagles’ win total for the 2013 season. But North Cobb Christian coach Scott Ryle did not want to get to get too excited, saying there is still a lot of work to do.
“A win’s a win, but we’ve got to get a lot better,” he said. “We had way too many penalties, and we have to learn to finish the second half.
“We’re going to hit the film room Monday morning and see what we can improve to get sound fundamentals.”
The Eagles led 15-6 after the first quarter, and then turned up the intensity on the running game.
Brittingham scored on touchdown runs of 20 and 5 yards to put North Cobb Christian up 29-6 at the half.
Quarterback Jalen Dampier added a 29-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to put the Eagles up 36-6 heading to the final period.
Cross Keys’ two touchdowns came on special teams and defense. Sam McDade had an 87-yard kickoff return and Mark Watson picked up a North Cobb Christian fumble and returned it for a touchdown.
“We’ve lost for so long, they don’t know how to win,” said first-year Cross Keys coach Kevin Sanders, whose squad dressed only 18 players. “We have only about three players who have ever played football before. The rest don’t have a clue.”