Optimist Eagles battle, but lose two

The Marco Island Optimist football teams played their home games on Saturday.

The teams battled against Baptist of Naples Beacons, but came up short in both games. Here are the coaches’ reports

Eddie Webb, Pee Wee Coach

The Marco Island Eagle Pee Wee team played their its home game of the season this past Saturday and while the Eagles were able to put points on the board the First Baptist Beacon Black team was able to out score the Eagles, 12-6, for the Eagle’s the second loss of the season.

Players recognized this week for their play are:

Cooper Nettles for scoring the first touchdown of the season. Cody Webb for two receptions and stepping up to lead the Eagles after the quarterback had to leave the game.

Charles Hamilton, Declan Keefe and John Edwards for tackles and Conner Reagan for his first yards as a running back this year.

The Pee Wee team next plays at 9 a.m. on Saturday against the First Baptist Gold at Community School of Naples.

Jim Prange, Junior Coach

Last Saturday featured the home opener for the Junior Marco Eagles as they faced an extremely talented and oversized Beacon Maroon team from First Baptist.

The Eagles put up a good effort, but fell short losing 16-0.

Solid games were put in by Shane Kelly, Sean Hennell, Travis Wilmath, Howie “BIG H” Jordan, Josh Wagner and Andrew Sprankle.

Tanner Prange added some yardage and the highlight was a 20-yard pass from Will Glasser to Logan Gross. With many first-time players, the young Eagles are still maturing and hungry for their first win.

Their next game is at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Community School.

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