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Eagles win county showdown over Pirates 24-6….

The Allen Eagles raised their regular season record to 2-0, Friday, with a 24-6 win over Emerson-Hubbard.


The game featured miscues by both teams, as a total of nine turnovers plagued the teams, but also kept the game tight and interesting most of the evening.  On the evening Allen gave up the ball four times, and E-H gave it up five times.


The Eagles had three first half possessions thwarted by a turn over, penalty, or an errant center snap.  The score at the end of the first half stood at 6-0.


In the opening frame, Kyle Smith scored the lone touchdown at the 2:33 mark, on a three yard run.  It followed a drive that had no errors to stall it out.


The Eagle defense was quite good against the Pirate running game, as the Pirates could only manage 40 yards on 37 attempts.  Meanwhile, the air game of the Pirates was held in check until late in the third period.


E-H mounted a scoring drive late in the third period when Nolan Belt hit Spencer Burcham on a 15 yard strike, tying the score at 6-6.  The Eagles then responded quickly, driving the field.  Sophomore, Anthony Isom broke loose on a 21 yard jaunt to regain the lead for the Eagles at 12-6.  Moments later, Smith broke loose on a long touchdown run, only to have it called back. 


E-H started to mount another drive early in the fourth frame, but the Eagles held, and then started to take over the game on both sides of the ball.  The Eagles hit pay dirt twice, as Kyle Smith ran over from the 8 yard line at the 3:07 mark, and then again moments later from 49 yards, pushing the final score to 24-6.


Smith and Isom each had 19 rushing attempts, both also had 115 yards rushing.  Smith was 6-10 with one interception, but more importantly 128 yards, that kept the Eagles on offense and in Pirate territory at important times during the game.  Devin Twohig snared all six completions.


Defensively, junior Brogan Jones had a stellar night on the defensive side with 14 stops with physical play, but sophomore, Anthony Isom led all Eagles with 15.  Twohig added 13, Smith 12 with a fumble recovery and interception.  Isaac Verzani added 10 with a fumble recovery.


With the win, the Eagles now set sites on their final non-district foe, Winside.  Game time will be at 7:00 p.m. in Allen, on Friday, September 14 in Allen.


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“I believe the game came down to who could withstand the turnovers with solid defense.  We were our worst enemy on offense, giving away four or five chances to score in the first half with a bad snap, turnover or penalty.  That just cannot happen if we want to win football games in the future.  Our defense with the exception of a couple of assignment breakdowns was very good tonight.  Without a doubt we are a work in progress and need to get things more perfected”. 

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