Pettus Eaglets peck on ‘Boro in junior ‘Bird Bowl’
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WOODSBORO — The Woodsboro Junior High Eaglets and the Pettus JH Eaglets treated fans to an exciting contest in last week’s junior high version of the “Bird Bowl.” Pettus’ strong running game led by Marc Fuentes slip past Woodsboro 28-18.

Pettus built a 20-0 lead late into the third quarter before Woodsboro put together a good drive that was capped off by Hugo Ayala’s seven-yard touchdown run. The two-point conversion was stopped and the third quarter ended with Pettus up 20-6 going into the final eight minutes of play.

Midway through the fourth quarter, Ayala finished another Woodsboro drive with a five-yard touchdown run to cut the lead to 20-12.

Pettus answered on their next drive as Fuentes broke free for a 53-yard touchdown run. The two-point conversion gave Pettus what seemed to be a comfortable 28-12 lead with less than three minutes remaining.

Woodsboro came marching back as Ayala busted around the left side for a 61-yard run that gave Woodsboro a first and goal at the Pettus four-yard line.

Woodsboro got to the one-yard-line before fumbling the ball. Pettus recovered the fumble to end the threat.

Pettus took over at their own one-yard-line to try to run out the clock. The Woodsboro defense would have no part of it as a jarring hit on Fuentes caused a fumble that was recovered in the end zone by Joseph Perez for a touchdown.

Woodsboro attempted an onsides kick that was recovered by Pettus. Pettus quarterback James Graham downed the ball twice to run out the clock and preserve the victory.

“I thought we had good momentum after we scored our second touchdown,” said lineman Jason “Pudge” Quesada. “Give them credit; they came right back and scored. Our team did not give up, though. Joseph (Perez) made a huge play at their end to keep us in it till the end.”

Woodsboro was led on offense by Ayala, Roberto Esparza, and Jordan Rivera.

Defensively, it was Perez, Quesada, Kaleb Rivera, Miguel Fierova, Scott Carter, Derrick Pena and Santiago Garcia.

The Eaglets travel to Runge today to take on the Stingers. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m.
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