Eagle Point’s Junior Midget football team, the Upper Rogue Blue Eagles, is having an incredible 2012 season. Their record boasts 4 wins to 0 losses with victories over Central Point, Ashland, Phoenix/Talent, and now, the Medford Blue Panthers. On Saturday, Sept. 29, the Blue Eagles beat the Blue Panthers, 13 – 6.
Head coach, Don Marsh, was modest in spite of the winning streak. “I give a lot of credit to Medford,” Marsh said. “They played us tough, and we’re fortunate to get the win.”
Running backs, Devon Bradd and Lucas Meerten, will be exciting to watch should they continue with the sport of football. Meerten scored both of the Blue Eagles’ touchdowns against Medford, in the first quarter and again early in the fourth. Bradd contributed many yards on the ground, and ran in the extra point on Meerten’s second TD.
Coach Marsh described Meerten as a tough runner and said, “His goal is to score touchdowns on every play.”
Donny Herndon and Parker Edwards were in the mix on almost every tackle. Coach Marsh referred to Herndon as “the leader on our defensive line,” and said of Edwards, “He’s always around the ball making plays.”
Marsh complimented his assistant coaches on the fact that the Blue Eagles’ defense has only given up 18 points in four games.
The Blue Eagles have a bye this coming weekend, but will play the Grants Pass South Titans on Saturday, Oct 13 at the EPHS field. Playoffs begin after they play the Medford White Raiders on Saturday, Oct 20. If their recent success is any indicator, the Blue Eagles have a chance to bring home some hardware.