The Marco Eagles showed improvement at every level in football games on Saturday.
Here are the coaches reports.
Pee Wee Eagles head coach
After a great week at practice and a very high spirited Green/Gold scrimmage, the Pee Wee Eagles went into Saturday’s game with renewed confidence.
As the sun broke over the field and the team finished stretching, the team mascot flew above the field and landed on a light pole. All saw the American bald eagle and were very excited that our team’s namesake had stopped by to encourage them for the day.
The offense opened with a quick 21-yard run by Josh Jordan (co-MVP). The Eagles continued the passing game, resulting in a 50-yard touchdown pass from Will Glasser to Jason Lang.
The running game also moved the ball. In a game that many NFL running backs would love to have, Logan Gross (co-MVP) ran for more than 150 yards in the game. The crowd came alive this week as the smallest Eagles team showed the promise the coaching staff has known the team had all season.
While the defensive squads had up and downs, the First Baptist team was stopped by the first-string defense each time they tried to put points on the board. The Eagle offensive squad had points, scored by Jason Lang, Cody Webb and Will Glasser.
Although First Baptist won, 19-13, the team outplayed the Beacons. This week the offensive line is to be commended for outstanding work, allowing the passing and running game to be so successful.
This month all the NFL teams are wearing pink in support of finding a cure for breast cancer. The little Eagles are following in their foot steps by wearing a small pink ribbon on their helmets.
Junior Eagles Coach
In a hard-fought game the Junior Eagles came up short, 19-7, to a very good First Baptist team. The Eagles were led by the strong running of Nick Tramazzo, Cole Dudley and Cole Stretton.
Tanner Prange and Stretton split time at quarterback and turned in fine performances. The offensive line continued to improve and had strong efforts by Joshua Wagner, Alex Thompson and Mark English.
Thompson made a nice catch from his tight end spot for a sizeable gain. The defense was led by Cameron Reagan, Prange, Dudley and Tramazzo. Prange made an interception near the end of the second quarter, giving the Eagles excellent field position and snuffing out a Beacons drive.
On special teams, Jordan Barrett continues to show why he is a top kicker in the league by again hitting the PAT after the Eagles lone touchdown. The Eagles blocked 2 PAT attempts with outstanding efforts by Hunter O’Neil and Hector Diaz.
Senior Eagles Coach
Saturday was a beautiful day for football. We had a slow start, but as the game continued the boys really picked it up. We are still improving. Though our number of players is low, the boys are in the best shape of the season.
Our offense had their highest scoring game. Quarterback Trevor Dye, connected with Austin Knoll for an 80-yard touchdown pass.
Dye also ran a four-yard TD.
Knoll made both extra points, giving us a high score of 16 points.
Austin also passed to Logan Flowers on a flee-flicker for a 45-yard gain. The final score, 25-16.
This was only possible because of our offensive line, including Andrew Delgado, John Paoletti, Drew Stocklein, Irving Cervantes and Nick Prisco, with a great job at center. Cayden Corture had some hard-fought yards at running back.
The defense had another hard-hitting game. Logan Rios had a big sack, but suffered a concussion and went to the hospital. He’s one of our hardest hitters, always giving 100 percent. We hope to have him back for the playoffs.
In his absence the rest of the defense stepped it up. Leading tacklers were Dye, Logan Flowers and Jonathan Krigi, with some great assists from Preston Reese, Joey Sickler, Derick Ollmer, Vincent Whirl and Conner Work, who also had a fumble recovery.