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Eagles swat Jackets, 36-20
by James Ratcliff
Oct 20, 2011 | 393 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
WOODSBORO – It is something no team wants to do, but on Friday night the Runge Yellow Jackets did it on the road against the Woodsboro Eagles. Though the first half was close, the Eagles pulled away in the second half for their first victory of the season, ergo the Yellow Jackets were defeated by the score of 36-20. “They have some talent,” said Runge head coach Ken Wallace about the Eagles. “It came down to us not making enough plays when we needed to.”

After the Eagles drew first blood in the contest, the Yellow Jackets evened thing up in the second quarter as junior running back Dylan Torres scored on an 18-yard run. On the ensuing two-point conversion, junior quarterback Travis Perez connected with freshman running back Jeric Esparza. The Eagles would score again to put the lead at 16-8 at halftime. Runge’s scores of the second half came in the fourth quarter. The first came on the arm of Perez as he and junior receiver Severo Salas hooked up on a 50-yard passing touchdown. The second came on the legs of Perez as he weaved around defenders on the way to the end zone for an 84-yard rushing score. However, the Eagles proved to be too much in the end as they scored 20 more points throughout the second half to claim victory. Statistics for the game were unavailable at press time.

This week, the Yellow Jackets will host the Pettus Eagles for their last home game of the season and for Parents’ Night. “Pettus is tough and they played Falls City pretty even,” said Wallace. “They’ve got our respect. We’re gonna stay as injury-free as possible. It’s a big game for us. I think our kids will play hard and we’ll see what happens.” Kickoff in Runge is set for Friday, October 21 at 7:30 PM.
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