Eagle spirit pushes through losing streak

October 12, 2005

Let’s go Eagle football fans … rally the troops. The varsity boys only have two more home games this season and they could use some encouragement.

Eagle spirit can prevail: through thick and thin, through the good times and the bad.

The Eagles faced Mountain View High School last week — the varsity and freshman at home and the junior varsity in Bend. And, for the second week in a row, all three teams were dealt tough losses.

Varsity

Injuries are seriously impairing the varsity team. With about seven players currently out due to injury, the Eagles are stretched thin in some key areas of their lineup.

“It’s crazy,” commented Coach Tracy Jackson. “I’ve never seen or had anything like this. It’s a tough process. But we’re learning about ourselves and what we need to do. What this does to is it allows us to develop other kids.”

First and foremost, Ian Bohince is okay. He took a knee to the back of the head in the second half and was taken off the field and to the hospital by paramedics. According to Jackson, the ambulance ride was precautionary and Bohince should be good to go for next week’s homecoming game against Crook County.

The varsity’s 17-10 loss Friday night was tough, as it was a game they really could have won. After falling behind 9-0 in the first half and 17-3 in the second, the Eagles just couldn’t get an edge on Mountain View, and they were stuck playing catch-up for most of the game.

Tony Guisto ran one in for a touchdown late in the second half to put Hood River in position to tie the game. They ran out of time, however, and ended with their fourth league loss in a row.

“We’re learning a lot,” Jackson commented. “Sometimes those lessons are easy and sometimes they are hard. We’re still excited about the future.”

Varsity offensive stats:

303 yards rushing, 20 yards passing for 323 total yards:

Chase Munos 14 carries for 95 yards

Matt McDougal 11 carries for 81 yards

Tim Chance 12 carries for 40 yards

Tony Guisto 6 carries for 31 yards

Eric Lujano 3 carries for 19 yards

Ian Bohince 4 carries for 19 yards

Obed Bello 4 carries for 18 yards

Tony Guisto 2 for 7 passing, 20 yards

Adam Coerper 1 catch 12 yards

Jeremy Rowly 1 catch for 8 yards

Junior Varsity

The JV boys lost 49-18.

“The team played hard and the game really wasn’t as lopsided as it looks,” commented Coach Jon Vann. “Our defense showed signs of brilliance, but we gave up big plays that allowed Mountain View to build a lead in the first half. We had to play catch-up after that, and it was a tough uphill battle.”

Defensive key players were Matt Hale, Mark Troxel, Justin Tollentino and Cameron Kiyokowa.

Offensively, Travis Carratt had a good day at quarterback. Touchdowns were scored by Ryan Shearer, Ryan Nelson, and Mark Troxel. Also seeing action in the game was Pablo Torres, an exchange student from Argentina. Torres is learning the game quickly and is a very fast player.

Freshman

The freshman boys lost 18-8 in a hard-fought game. The Eagles took an early lead but Mountain View scored two unanswered touchdowns late in the game to seal the victory.

“It was the second straight game where we failed to score on long drives,” Coach Troy Tactay commented. “But just like the last game, I am very proud of our guys. We played with heart and we played hard the entire game.”

On offense, Sean Baker rushed for 116 yards and Jacob Bohince for 84 yards. Defensively, Jesse Schull, Sean Baker, Elliot Sherrell, Greg Swafford and Jacob Bohince all had six tackles each.

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