Midget Eagles split with Big Spring

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

The Eagles Smurf team was back in action Sunday, Sept. 20, with another strong performance at Big Spring Redskins.  The Eagles started fast as Zach Cole's pass was completed to Adam Murr, ending in a 17 yard gain.  The Eagles drove the ball well all during the game as both drives ended inside the Redskin's five yard line.  Unfortunately, they were unable to score as the 7-play series came to an end.  Two nice runs occurred. Reed Scadden had a 20 yard gain and Grant Swinehart ended with a 17 yard gain.  The Eagles defense also played extremely well.  After giving up a long touchdown run on the opening Redskin play, the Eagle defense settled down and never allowed the Redskins inside the 40 yard line again.  Numerous Eagles recorded tackles on the day and many tackles were for losses.   Scadden and Swinehart led in tackles with three each.  Cole and Hunter Keefer had one tackle each and Brady had one tackle and a fumble recovery.

JV Eagles lose 12-0 

The offense was producing yards, but just couldn't finish the plan.  The offense was led by Ben Freeman, who had 27 yards passing and was 4 for 9.  He also had one net yard along 10 receiving yards.  Nathan Starliper had three yards rushing and was one of one for 10 yards passing and also had 13 yards receiving.  DaQuan Rodgers had 37 yards; Taylor Maddox with 12 tough yards and Cade Marshall finished with 13 yards receiving.  Tony Fugate led the charge with 7.5 tackles followed by Corbin Hopkins with four tackles.  Nathan Starliper, Cade Marshall and Ben Freeman had three tackles each.  Noah Ezolt, Reece Barbuzanes and Blake Forney had one tackle each.  Ethan Hildebrand, Hunter Forney, Colin Hanzlik and Ethan Murr had one assist apiece. 

Mid-Varsity wins 6-0

The Eagles had 102 yards of total offense led by Joe Burns with 42 yards on 14 carries. Cory Monn had four carries for 16 yards, Brady Klein had 12 yards and Tre Arnsparger had eight. Spencer Meyers hooked up with Arnsparger to complete a 24 yard pass. Meyers completed two of seven for 27 yards passing. The defense was led by Burns and Campbell Parker each with five tackles and a sack. Sam Calvin and Devon Harbaugh each had three tackles; Ty Haldeman two; Arnsparger, Meyers, James Hines, Caleb Schaeffer, Tanner Bain, Luke Robertson and Brady Akers one. Burns recorded an interception. Hines and Robertson each had a fumble recovery.

Varsity Eagles lose 19-0

Leading the rushing was Timi Tijiani at 48 yards; Nathan Monn, 43 yards; Justin Smalls, 10 yards; and Skyler Carlin, 30 yards receiving.  On defense Cody Thompson forced a fumble and recovered it. Leading tacklers were Jared Starliper, Takaoda Guyer, Sammy Sprague, Nathaniel Monn and Bailey Parker. Casey Bell had a big sack with the help of Bryan Matta.