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Eagles soar in 58-5 win

By Melissa McCaghren

Slatonite GM

The Roosevelt Eagles continued their hot streak, defeating the Floydada Whirlwinds 58-5 in their last game before District starts.

“I was very proud of the way our team played against Floydada. The players have bought into our system this year and the biggest difference I have seen this year compared to all the other years is the brotherhood these kids have forged on and off the field,” said Head Coach Matt Landers. “Floydada is a good team with some great athletes on the field so it was a really good game for us to see how we can match up with those really good athletes they have.”

The team racked up 465 yards of total offense, rushing 33 times for 445 yards at 13.5 yards a carry.

“Jacob Torrez, Kenyon Taylor and a freshman, Angel Olivares were some top scorers for our game Friday night. Alex Trevino also had a good night with over 100 yards rushing,” said Landers.

Trevino had 11 carries for 116 yards. Torrez had nine carries for 176 yards, resulting in three touchdowns.

Also leading in rushing were Kenyon Taylor with three carries for 56 yards and a touchdown and Olivares with six carries for 39 yards and two touchdowns.

Top receivers were Seth Smyrson with a catch for 12 yards and a touchdown, and Trace Weller with an eight yard catch for a touchdown.

“The big difference is our blocking, Zack Bryant had a huge block on a Kenyon Taylor run and our offensive line created some big alleys for those buys to run through,” added Landers.

Defensively, the Eagles had 65 total tackles, with nine of them causing a loss of yards for the Whirlwinds.

There was one sack, one interception of the Whirlwinds’ pass, resulting in a touchdown and four forced fumbles.

Roosevelt will have a bye this week, as their District has not changed its schedule.

Their next scheduled game will be against the Stanton Buffaloes on Oct. 9.

Landers said they will be changing up the schedule slightly to help the team prepare for District, where the games will count toward earning a District title.

“We are going to do something different this week for Bye week that I haven’t done before, we are going to give the players some time to recover and rest,” he said.

“We are still going to practice, but just work on our base plays and plan on getting better at what we do.”

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