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Runge Yellowjackets sting Pettus Eagles
by Bruce Harper
Nov 08, 2012 | 529 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RUNGE — The Yellowjackets were too big, too experienced and too fast for the Pettus Eagles on Friday night. The Yellowjackets captured a 68-18 victory to end the Eagles’ varsity football season.

The season ended for the Eagles without a win at 0-10 on the season.

“A 0-10 season is never a good topic of discussion but, now that all is said and done, we are proud of our boys’ efforts and no quit attitude. We knew the season would be challenging coming in to this program due to the immediate change that would take place after a very successful nine-year run that Coach Marbach had established prior to his departure,” said head coach Dan Garza.

Casey Jones went 25 yards for the Eagles’ first TD of the game in the second quarter. Jones found the end zone twice more in the fourth quarter on runs of 62 and 4 yards. He finished the night with 13 carries for 113 yards.

The Eagles were very young this year, with the roster dotted with more freshmen and sophomores than upperclassmen.

“Our goal is to move full speed ahead with an off-season that will allow us to build strength, speed and rugged individuals that are able to overcome a 0-10 season starting on Monday. There is no time to waste. The goal is to improve, improve and improve, in every area of this program,” Garza said.

The junior varsity and the junior high schools all played well this year, according to Garza. And, the varsity experience gained by all the young players will benefit them in the years to come.

“Our lower levels had excellent seasons, and we will build around them with the all but five players returning on our varsity squad. It is a bittersweet time of year, but we look forward to great things to come from Pettus Eagle football,” Garza said.

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