Charter football team opens season with W

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 Marco Charter Eagles Zach West draws attention as he races for key yardage in the Eagles win over Community School in their first game of the season.

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Submitted by Cindy Pierce Marco Charter Eagles Zach West draws attention as he races for key yardage in the Eagles win over Community School in their first game of the season.

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 Marco Island Charter's Zach Burgess hauls down a Community School runner as Oliver Wassem (23) and other Eagles come to his aid. The Eagles downed Community School, 20-14.

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Submitted by Cindy Pierce Marco Island Charter's Zach Burgess hauls down a Community School runner as Oliver Wassem (23) and other Eagles come to his aid. The Eagles downed Community School, 20-14.

Charter football team opens season with W

The Marco Island Charter Middle School kicked off the 2013 season with an exciting 20-14 come-from-behind victory over Community School of Naples last Thursday.

Quarterback Zach West led the Eagles, running for two touchdowns and passing for another. He also scored on a two-point conversion on a running play.

Down 14-12 with three minutes to go, West connected on a 40-yard pass to Will Glasser to keep the winning drive alive. West scored the winning touchdown on a 22-yard run, then tacked on the two-point conversion.

Community School made a last-chance drive that ended when Eagles defensive back Logan Gross picked off Community quarterback Ross Speada’s pass to seal the win,

West opened the scoring on a 15-yard touchdown run to put the Eagles up 6-0. Community School responded on a run by Speada, then tallied the two-point conversion to put the Seahawks up, 8-6. West scored on a five-yard run to make the score 14-12 after another Seahawks score.

Head coach Tim Tudor was please with his team.

“It was hard fought victory,” he said. “The coaches are very proud of the way these young men came out and left it all on the field. Our team showed some real resiliently against CSN and this was a consummate team effort. Couldn’t be happier seeing our guys weather the heat and storms these past few weeks and show us the effort they did.”

Glasser led the defensive charge with more than 10 tackles. Other key players for the Eagles included Jack Fabian, Richard Reisinger, Tristian Love, Juan Herrara, Christian Pipitone and Gross.

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