Eaglets fall to Jourdanton in season opener
by Henry Balderamas
Sep 26, 2008 | 614 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Hurricane Ike forced the Woodsboro Junior High Eaglets to cancel their first game of the season against Kenedy Junior High, so their second scheduled game against Jourdanton Junior High became their season opener. The Eaglets were visibly outnumbered by the Jourdanton squad, but hung tough in a 22-6 loss.

Jourdanton took the opening kickoff and drove 40 yards when Justin Pacheco scored on a 15-yard run. The two-point conversion was stopped and Jourdanton held an early 6-0 lead. The Eaglets responded with an impressive opening drive of their own that was capped off by a six-yard touchdown run by Jake Henderson. The Eaglets’ two-point try was no good and the first quarter ended with the two teams tied at 6-6.

Jourdanton wasted little time in scoring again as Tyler Davis broke free for a 65-yard touchdown run. Juan Oropeza bulled his way in for the two-point conversion and Jourdanton led 14-6 with 4:34 left in the first half.

T.J. Garcia returned the ensuing kickoff 20 yards to give the Eaglets great field position. During the drive, the Eaglets faced a fourth and one when Garrett Horner carried the ball for 13 yards to keep the Eaglets going. The first half expired as the Eaglets reached the Jourdanton 35-yard line.

Both teams exchanged a possession each in the third quarter. The Eaglet defense came up big as Brian Wiginton and Connor Payne combined forces to stop Jourdanton on a fourth down play.

Jourdanton would get the ball back one more time late in the game and Pacheco scampered around the left side for a 37-yard touchdown run. Pacheco also added the two-point try to give Jourdanton a 22-6 lead late in the game. The Eaglets got the ball one more time but were unable to get anything going and the game ended as Jourdanton ran out the clock.

The Eaglets will travel to Nixon-Smiley tonight (Thursday). Kickoff is set for 5 p.m.
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