Words: Giana Han
Although there were grumbles at the postponement of the Eagles’ game scheduled for last Thursday against Oakland Mills, the Eagles were able to start the week with a win at their first home game against the Scorpions on September 16, 2013.
By the second quarter, the Eagles were winning, 17-0. The Scorpions answered with a touchdown of their own, however, they missed the extra point, making it 17-6.
After another second quarter touchdown by the Eagles, the momentum shifted only for the Scorpions to return a kick for a touchdown. However, they missed the extra point, making the score 24-12.
A defensive player from Oakland Mills then intercepted a pass from the Eagles’ quarterback, Tyler Morris that led to another Scorpions’ touchdown. The Scorpions decided to go for the two point conversion and succeeded, making the score 24-20.
Chase Conley stepped up on defense with a sack and then an interception, but the half ended with the Eagles only up 24-20, having lost their 17-point lead.
Within minutes of the second half, Wesley Brown of the Eagles intercepted the ball, creating a wave of momentum that couldn’t be stopped. During the following drive, Walter Fletcher had a 25-yard rush, and then ran for a touchdown. The score was 31-20.
Seniors Quinn Western and Conley helped the defense keep the Scorpions from scoring, and the Eagles quickly got the ball back. Fletcher rushed for 15 yards with an amazing block by Logan Tignall. Morris and Conley hooked up for a 25-yard pass to the end zone for another touchdown, increasing the lead to 38-20.
Big offensive plays from Tignall, and Western, with help from Conley on defense, would help the Eagles extended their lead to 52-20.
Within the last two minutes of the game, Austin Kraisser scored the Eagles’ final touchdown, ending the game with a score of 59-20.
“We came out really intense in the second half,” said Fletcher, who rushed for a staggering 229 yards and had three touchdowns. “We have a lot of experience, a lot of team chemistry; we know what to do. We worked, we won.”