’Boro Eagles soar to win the battle of the birds
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Eagle running back Ronnie Martinez follows his blockers for a good gain against the visiting Pettus Eagles on Friday night. Woodsboro earned a 21-7 victory over their district rivals.
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The Woodsboro Eagles secured an early lead against the Pettus Eagles Friday night on home turf. Woodsboro never relinquished their dominance and downed the visiting Eagles 21-7.

Ronnie Martinez scampered 21 yards in the first quarter to put Woodsobro on the scoreboard with 5:07 left in the quarter. Jose Esparza kicked the extra point and the home team was up 7-0 going into the second quarter.

Mario Trevino was not to be denied as he sidestepped defenders and blasted to the end zone from seven yards out for another six points. The two-point conversion failed but the ‘Boro Eagles went to the locker room at half time with a comfortable 13-0 lead.

The third quarter was a defensive battle with both teams turning the ball over without scores.

During the fourth quarter, Pettus went to the air with a 28 yard pass to McKenzie Torrez for Pettus’ first score of the night with 9:36 left in the fourth quarter. Ryan Beck kicked the extra point and Pettus was on the scoreboard, trailing the Eagles, 13-7.

But the Eagles kept the pressure on and six minutes later on the clock, Ray Lopez scored on a short-run from one-yard out. Ronnie Martinez bulled his way into the end zone for the two point conversion and the Eagles widened their lead, 21-7.

The Eagles controlled the ball for most of the game, rushing 270 yards. The Eagles “D” held the Pettus offense to 28 yards rushing and 115 yards in the air.

Mistakes were about equal. Woodsboro lost 60 yards on 8 penalties and Pettus relinquished 76 yards on 8 penalties.

The Eagles will travel to Charlotte to face the Trojans Friday night. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
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