The Marco Eagles traveled to First Baptist Church of Naples last week and continued their winning ways. The Eagles went 3-1 as the Sr. Green Eagles stayed undefeated.
Peewee Gold Eagles blanked by First Baptist Beacons #2, 12-0
The Gold Eagles played flat for the second week in a row against a very good Beacons team, allowing the Beacons to score on their first drive. On the flip side, the Eagles could not get in sync. The Eagles gained a first down but were than stopped. The Eagles defense played tough. The Eagles nearly scored when Kyle Bartos broke to the outside for a 20-yard run. The Beacons defender made a touchdown-saving tackle as time expired in the half.
The Beacons again mounted a drive and scored in the third quarter. With time running out, Kyle Bartos went wide left and up the sideline for 49 yards before being tackled at the one-yard line as time expired.
The Eagles leading tackler was Kyle Bartos with seven tackles. Other contributors were Kole Bartos, Sean Henell, Tyler Toth, Bryce Ehlen, Travis Wilmath, Zach West, Tanner Prange and Will Glasser.
Peewee Green Eagles roll over Beacons #1, 25-0
Nico Santimauro had seven carries for 127 yards to lead the Green Eagles to victory. Santimauro scored four touchdowns, two rushing, one receiving, and one on a fumble recovery. Santimauro also intercepted a pass.
Quarterback Jay Vanderjagt and Santimauro hooked up on a score when Vanderjagt threw a bullet to a wide open Santimauro. The Eagles defense was relentless, only giving up two first downs. The Green defense recorded its fourth shutout of the season. Cooper Nettles and Ryan Wallace played most of the fourth quarter at running back and both did a fine job. Coach Jim Santimauro said, “The difference the last three weeks has been our offensive line. They have been doing a great job, staying on their blocks and opening holes for our running backs.”
Jr. Green Eagles bomb Beacons #1, 34-20
The Jr. Green Eagles defense set up the team’s first score. Middle Linebacker Chris Moore frustrated the Beacon’s offense and prompted several bad snaps, which led to the Jr. Green Eagles having good field position A quick pitch to Alfrande Pierre resulted in a 40-yard touchdown jaunt.
The Eagles second score came on a halfback pitch to Dalton Herrity who threw to Tyler Wallace for a 30-yard touchdown. The extra point was kicked by Jordan Barrett. The Beacons came right back with its own touchdown, but missed the extra point.
Zach Gober was in the right place when a teammate fumbled and he picked it up and ran for a touchdown. The Eagles led at halftime, 22-6.
The Beacons faked a pass and ran the ball for a score to open the second half. The Eagles executed another halfback pass when Gober pitched to Herrity who passed to Wallace for a touchdown. The Beacons retaliated with a touchdown, but Gober ran a quarterback draw for the final score. A great job was done by the offensive line, including Tre Popoli, C.J. Noel, Bon Deese, Hector Diaz and Mark English.
Sr. Green Eagles blank Sr. Beacon #2,12-0
The game was a tale of two halves. The first half was a little rough. Both teams moved the ball, but then stalled on the drives. A few nice runs by Wendell Joseph and Jared Jackson were not enough to get the Eagles into the end zone. A stout defense in the final two minutes of the half kept the Beacons out of the end zone. The defense was led by Sean Hurley, Dan Paul, and Sean McMullen.
In the second half the Eagles came out ready to dominate. A strong defense, led by Jeff Leonia, Williamson George, Karl Chery, Mack Bornebus, Devenel Tanis, Robert Thompson and Scott Endres kept the Beacons out of the end zone. The Eagles offense, led by offensive linemen Steven Schneider, Tanis, Adam Hurdis, Kurt Endres, and Trevor Dye, along with key blocks by wide receiver Justin Gallegos, led the way. Strong, bull-like running by Jackson and Juslin Baptist led to an Eagles score by Baptist.
The next touchdown drive was set in motion by a circus-style interception by Tanis. The Eagles pounded the ball down the field, with leadership from quarterback Greg Trzyna, to set up the last score, again by Baptist.
Coach Steve Schneider said, “Today the Eagles were able to keep the Beacons out of the end zone. In the second half the team came out with a sense of urgency. We played what may have been the best half of the year. Coach Frank Rose and I could not be more proud of these young men.”
The Eagles are home at Winterberry Park on Saturday, with games starting at 8 a.m. Check MarcoEagles.com for all the updates and schedules. Stop by and catch a game! The Optimist Club of Marco Island also will be taking registrations for the 3v3 Soccer Camp, starting the first week of November.