“We’ve got some issues to work out but we will focus on district play and try and bounce back this next week.” said head coach Brad Vickers.
The Eagles had a rough time in the first half, allowing the Hornets to score 34 unanswered points and posting only 29 yards of total offense.
Defensive standouts included sophomore Daniel Ortega, Justin Fierova, and T.J. Garcia who seemed at home up front, stopping opposing running backs.
In the second half the Eagle defense stiffened a bit making some big plays at the line of scrimmage. Defensive lineman Brian Wiginton was able to make some big penetrations and stopped Hornet ball carriers in their tracks.
Junior linebacker Jared Martinez had the Hornet running backs for lunch on several plays and Daniel Ochoa had a couple of nice tackles in the fourth period. However, the Hornets were able to score two touchdowns in the second half to make the score 48-0.
The Eagle offense also preened their performance in the second half with running back Jonathan Flores tallying 72 yards in 14 carries. Flores’ longest carry was a 17-yard scamper in the fourth. Dillon Starr put in 9 yards in 5 carries in the second half.
The Eagles will return to the nest, lick their wounds, and host district foe Falls City this Friday.
Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m.