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Eaglets Fall To Petus In Junior High “Bird Bowl”
by Henry Balderamas
Oct 23, 2008 | 640 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The junior high version of the 2008 “Bird Bowl” was held last Thursday. The Woodsboro Eaglets lost a close battle to the Pettus Eaglets 20-8. This game provided a lot of exciting plays and some hard hitting defense by both teams. Woodsboro will now travel to Charlotte tonight to take on the junior high Trojans. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m.

Pettus took an early lead when Casey Jones escaped around the right side for a 45 yard touchdown run. Josh Herrera ran the two point try in to give Pettus an 8-0 lead after one quarter of play. In the second quarter Pettus had the ball on the Woodsboro 30 yard line and facing a fourth down and short when the Woodsboro defense stepped up and stopped them cold. With 1:21 left in the second quarter, Jones scored on a 27 yard run to put Pettus up 14-0. This time Herrera was stopped at the line on the two point conversion by Dustin Wilson.

Woodsboro began the second half with fireworks as Jake Henderson followed some outstanding blocking by his line for a 44 yard run to the Pettus 1 yard line. Henderson was rewarded for his efforts when the line opened another hole in the Pettus defense to allow him to plunge in for a 1 yard touchdown run. Tyler Quesada went around the right side for the two point try and Woodsboro was right back in it at 14-8 after three quarters of play.

Both teams exchanged the ball in the fourth quarter and with just over a minute left in the game, Herrera escaped a couple of Woodsboro tacklers for a 25 yard touchdown run to give Pettus a 20-8 lead. Woodsboro got the ball one last time but, a fumble near midfield was recovered by Pettus to seal the victory.

Freddie Arriaga, Henderson, Garrett Horner, Quesada, Logan Moses, Jonathan Flores, Robert Arriaga, Jared Martinez, Zeke Montalvo, Zack Lopez, Louis Arispe, Wilson, Justin Fierova, Donavan Yanez, Dylan Jochetz, and Conner Payne each played great games on both sides of the ball for Woodsboro.

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