Eagle Point’s varsity football team claimed a decisive victory over the Highlanders from North Eugene High School on Thursday, Oct. 13th. After regulation time, the final score was 44-21, Eagles.
For the entire first half, the ball moved in one direction— where ever the Eagles wanted it to go. At the end of the second quarter, Eagle Point looked like they were on their way to a shut-out win with an impressive score of 38-0. Head coach Jacob Schauffler mentioned gaining over 300 rushing yards before halftime, lead by the running talents of Garrett Snow and Jakob Combs.
But, always looking for improvement, Schauffler expressed disappointment at his team’s mitigated progress in the second half. North Eugene scored their first touchdown in the third quarter and two more in the fourth, with good extra point kicks for all three. The Highlanders also forced fumbles with onside kicks to maintain possession, to the effect that the Eagles did not make a single offensive play in the third quarter. This “wasn’t exactly what we wanted,” coach Schauffler said. “[We] let them get back into it.”
The Eagles ran in one more touchdown in the fourth quarter with James Dixon at quarterback. In all, EP touchdowns belong to Garrett Snow (4), Jakob Combs (2), and Donald Everett (1). Snow also ran for two points in the first quarter after returning a punt to the end zone. Additional compliments go to the defensive skills of Caleb Ash and Jesse Sattler, who caught one interception each.
Before they begin the playoffs, the Eagles will play their last home game of the regular season against Ashland High School on Friday, Oct. 21st at 7 p.m.
By Michael Stephens
For the Independent