The score, 26-0, was the unfortunate for Marco Eagles football teams when they traveled to First Baptist of Naples. Here are the coaches reports.
Pee Wee Eagles Coach
As the old saying goes, “good things come to those who wait” and good things did come to the Eagles, even though we lost.
Eagle quarterback Will Glasser (game MVP) was able to connect with tight end Bryce Ehlen for a pass that helped move the ball down field. Will was also able to make a 19-yard run after the pocket collapsed to get a first down. After having several bobbled snaps last week, Justin Webb was able to deliver the ball every time this week, allowing the Eagles to gain some yardage.
As the quarterback started to jell with the running backs, the drive down the field came alive in the first half, but was cut short by the halftime whistle. Bryce Ehlen, Will Glasser, Justin Webb, Cody Dean, Andrew Sprankle and Jacob Warren were all credited with tackles that helped slow down the First Baptist Beacons.
While the youngest Eagles team will still have to wait for a victory, all the players did a great job. Special practices were added to the schedule this week. Former NFL star and local Swami Mike Vanderjagt spent time with the team on Monday. He spoke to them about performing as a team. He also to spent time working with the offensive backfield, helping us tune up our running and passing plays on our way to what we hope is our first victory. The Pee Wee Eagles play First Baptist Beacons at Winterberry Park at 9 a.m., Saturday.
Junior Eagles Coach
The Junior Eagles spirits are high, even though they lost.
The Juniors ran into a good First Baptist team, which kept Tyler Wallace, Cole Dudley, Cole Stretton and the rest of the offense out of the end zone. The offensive line had good efforts from Hunter O’Neil, Mark English and Chris Calcagnini.
The defense had to face a team that was good in the passing game. Coach Hector Diaz made good adjustments, but poor tackling led to the final outcome. The defense had good efforts from Nick Tramazzo, Hector Diaz, Alex Thompson and newcomer Joshua Rasimowicz. Special teams, led by coach Kyle Calcagnini, gave the offense good starting field position and the kickoff team, nicknamed “The Hammer Brothers” (Jack & Sledge ), held the opposing return team in check. Joshua Wagner and Cole Stretton stepped up big on special teams.
The Junior Eagles have a bye this week then travel to Community School of Naples for a game at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 2. Come out and cheer for your Marco Eagles.
The Senior Eagles had a game, but results were not reported by deadline. The Seniors play against Community School of Naples at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Lely hosts football teams
Lely Principal Ken Fairbanks has invited all members of the three Eagles football teams to the Lely Trojans homecoming game on Friday night against Golden Gate. Each player will receive a free game ticket, along with a coupon for a hot dog, or hamburg and free drink.
“This is a great opportunity for the kids to see Lely play and get a feel for what it might be like one day for them to play at Lely,” Eagles Coach Pete Calcagnini said. “The kids already have a relationship with the coaches as they provide a clinic on Marco Island every summer and work with the teams before the Eagles season begins.”