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Eagles top Coahoma 52-19, go 9-0 so far on season

By Nolan Alexander

Slatonite Intern

The Roosevelt Eagles were looking to keep their undefeated season alive with their next District opponent being the Coahoma Bulldogs on Friday (Oct. 29).

The Eagles cruised past the Bulldogs 52-19 in a game where all three phases of the game were executed well.

The first half of the game was all Eagles as they were able to score 32 points on offense, while the defense held the Bulldogs to only 12 points.

The second half was no different as their offense tagged on more touchdowns and the defense only let up one more touchdown, making the final score 52-19.

Head Coach of the Eagles Matt Landers said he was overall proud of his player’s performance on the night.

“There is always that challenge to get your team ready after a big game we had against Abernathy, but I’m proud of the way they competed,” he said. “Obviously we need to clean some things up to get ready for a good Idalou team.”

The Eagles are now 9-0 on the season and Coach Landers said all his kids and coaches are doing is just enjoying the ride they are on this season.

“I tell our coaches and players all the time to not take this for granted, it is hard to win games at any level,” he said. “Stay humble and keep working hard is what our mindset is.”

Leading rushers for Eagles were Nate Gensler Jr. with 15 carries for 195 yards and three touchdowns, JJ Diaz with three carries for 40 yards and two touchdowns, and Octavio Rodriguez with 14 rushes for 68 yards and one touchdown.

Other rushers for the Eagles were Alex Trevino with nine carries for 49 yards and one touchdown, Angel Olivares with eight rushes for 43 yards, Zack Bryant with two carries for 12 yards and Calvin Murphy with one carry for 15 yards. The defense had a total of 39 tackles and two tackles for loss and one interception by Jermaal Riggins.

The offense had a total of two turnovers with them both being fumbles.

Landers said he is still stressing to his team that we must work on all three phases of the game this week in practice. “We have a lot of work to do still on the offensive, defensive and special teams sides of the ball,” he said. “We look to get better and be better every day and every week,” Landers said.

The Eagles’ last District game is set to be an away game against Idalou who is 8-1 on the season Friday (Nov. 5). Landers said that this Idalou team is a great team that is coached very well.

“I know they will be well prepared for us and they will give everything they have,” he said.

“We are going to prepare this week like we have prepared for every game this year and try to be as consistent as possible.”

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