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Roosevelt out soars the Owls 58-0 to continue perfect run

By Nolan Alexander

Slatonite Intern

The Roosevelt Eagles traveled on the road to keep their undefeated streak alive against the Reagan County Owls on Friday (Oct. 15).

Their defense yet again was able to hold another team scoreless and claim the victory 58-0.

The first quarter was all Eagles as they were able to score 16 points and hold Reagan County to zero.

The second quarter was no different than the first for the Owls as the Eagle defense held them scoreless while Roosevelt scored 20 more making the score 36-0 at halftime.

The Eagles came out first in the third quarter with a touchdown and a successful two-point attempt.

The quarter ended with Roosevelt leading 44-0.

The last quarter again was all Roosevelt as they scored 16 more points while the defense completed another shutout game making it the fourth of the season.

Head Coach Matt Landers said he is proud of his team for making the long road trip to Reagan County.

“It was about a three hour drive down to Reagan County,” he said.

“That has been the longest road trip our kids have played in this year and I believe even last year.”

Roosevelt improved to 7-0 on the season and have kept their undefeated streak remains alive.

Landers said the key to keeping the team focus on the season is practice and consistency.

“We treat every practice and preparation the same, no matter who we are playing that week,” he said.

“Our players have high expectations and goals for the team and that keeps them hungry and humble each and every week.”

Leading rushers for the Eagles were JJ Diaz with four carries for 154 yards and two touchdowns; Nate Gensler Jr. with 10 carries for 103 yards and two touchdowns; Octavio Rodriguez with 11 rushes for 62 yards; and Alex Trevino with nine carries for 58 yards and a rushing touchdown.

Leading receiver for the Eagles was JJ Diaz with two catches for 37 yards and a touchdown.

Quarterback Alex Trevino completed both of his passes for 37 yards and a touchdown.

The Eagles are back at home versus the undefeated Abernathy Antelopes on Friday (Oct. 22) in a battle were one team will suffer their first loss.

Landers said he is going to prepare and practice like they have every week.

“Abernathy is a really good top team in the State and they have some really good players on their team,” he said.

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In other games in the area, Wilson won its first game of the season against Dawson, shutting the Dragons out 43-0.

The Mustangs open their District  season against Sands Friday at 7:30 p.m. at home.

Southland lost to Guthrie 84-38 last Friday.

The Eagles will next play Patton Springs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Patton Springs.

Game times and locations are as of press time Tuesday.

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