Eagles Defeated By Undefeated Indians

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Sruthi Ramesh

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Ally Schniepp, Sports Editor of The Ledger

A hard-fought game was played on Friday, Oct. 22 by the Eagles against Holt, the number one ranked team in the GAC and a perfect record in the regular season. The Eagles held their own against the Indians in the first half, but the undefeated team soon took control over the game and earned their last win before districts, 49-7. 

In the first few minutes of the game, Holt touched their endzone twice, only scoring once because there was a flag on the first touchdown, which ended with the officials calling it back. Senior Cooper Brown threw his first touchdown pass of the game to senior Jackson Smith for a 16-yard touchdown with 9:57 left in the first quarter. Holt’s kicker Brayden Burthardt sealed the extra point, making the score 7-0. 

The Eagles retaliated to the touchdown by scoring a 70-yard touchdown that senior David Richard ran into the endzone. With 9:40 left in the first quarter, the score was tied as junior Charlie Hebden secured the extra point, 7-7. 

As the quarter continued, Holt was pushing for their next touchdown against the Eagles, with Brown getting the ball off quickly and straight to his receiver’s hands. The Eagles’ defense was pursuing the ball well and reading the offense accurately, successfully defending every yard for most of the first quarter, only allowing one more touchdown to be scored on them that quarter.

Unfortunately for the Eagles, Holt soon took control over the game both offensively and defensively. The Indians defended the endzone from the Eagles for the rest of the game all while scoring five more touchdowns in their own endzone. The final score of the game was 49-7 with Holt coming out on top to earn the last win of their undefeated season.

This was the last game for the Eagles before their district game against Battle, who is 4-4 in their season.

The No. 5-seeded Eagles (3-6) will be playing No.4-seeded Battle High School (4-4) in the first round of district playoff games. The game will be on Friday Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. The winner of the game will go on to play top-seeded Holt High School.”