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Skyline Annihilates Issaquah JV Football

Leo Fukano, Staff Writer

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The Issaquah Eagles JV Football lost 0-37 against the Skyline Spartans after a hard no-scoring game. The Spartans offense started the game quickly with a touchdown, leaving the score 0-6, lowering the overall morale of the crowd. The Eagles, however, came back with a strong defense allowing the offense the opportunity to gain a few yards. The Spartans defense continued to block the Eagle from getting to the end zone, keeping the Eagles off the board. The Eagles starting quarter back sophomore John Bennis (#18) made good offensive gains by running the ball throughout the first half, but ultimately, he was not able to score any points for the team. By the end of the first half, the score was 0-18.

The third quarter brought its ups and downs. Special teams was able to get a good punt return from Skyline, giving them good field position to start the quarter. Issaquah even intercepted Skyline’s ball returning the previously lost morale in exchange for a new hope. However, an Eagle fumble led Skyline to score, making it 0-24. Issaquah was able to stop the Spartans’ extra point attempts for four consecutive touchdowns. Skyline was able to get another pick off the Eagles before the third quarter ended, leaving the score 0-30. They were not able to get the extra point, however.

The cheer team kept a constant boost of energy flowing throughout the home crowd, despite the situation. This helped to revive hope and energy for the Eagles in the fourth quarter. The Eagles’ defense started out strong but in the end both the offense and defense were overrun by the Spartans. This led to one last touchdown for the Spartans. The attempt for a field goal was successful, making the final score 0-37, delivering a painful loss to the Eagles.

After the team’s post-game talk, JV Corners Coach Reese Cloyd said, “There’s some missed opportunities we had both offensively and defensively,. We need to play a little bit more physical. Some of these guys need to grow up a little bit. I thought there were some good things in it. The scoreboard doesn’t reflect some of the good things we did.” In front of the locker rooms, junior center and defensive tackle Ethan Ekstrom (#74) said, “even though it wasn’t the outcome we wanted, there was some good things that came from it, like some good tackles, plays and runs on offense.” Bennis said, “The loss was really disappointing. I think we need to all get to practice and work hard. We need to work at it because tif the program wants to be good, everyone;s got to do their part, everyone’s got to their job. Loss hurts but were going to bounce back next week and we’re going to get a W.”

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