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Eagles fight hard against Muckers

September 13, 2010

Lone Pine’s football team may have fallen against Tonopah, 24-51, in its first game of the season, but the Eagles didn’t quit after struggling in the first quarter.
“The effort was the biggest positive,” said first-year Lone Pine coach Chris Riesen, “They didn’t give up after we got down.”
The Eagles fumbled the ball three times and trailed 22-6 after the first quarter.
Lone Pine settled down in the second quarter and held the Muckers to a touchdown.
Late in the second half, the Eagles took control and they outscored Tonopah, 12-9, in the fourth quarter.

Big Pine scrapes past Eagles for second win of season

September 13, 2010

In a back-and-forth battle that took the full strength of the Big Pine football team’s roster, the Warriors toppled Lancaster Baptist, 33-27, Saturday.
“It was a hard-hitting game,” said Big Pine coach Mark Tillemans. “They (Lancaster Baptist) took our punches and didn’t give up.”
Big Pine jumped ahead early, but two special teams breakdowns allowed the Eagles to get back in the game.
After going ahead, 13-0, in the first quarter, the Warriors quickly added to their lead in the second quarter, taking a 19-0 lead. But the Eagles didn’t quit, as they ran back the kickoff for a touchdown.

Bishop Broncos too much for Linfield Lions in opener

September 13, 2010

In their opening game of the season, the Broncos football team showed why they are ranked No. 1 in the Northeast Division as they downed Linfield Christian, 38-6, Friday.
With the victory, Bishop ended the fifth-ranked Lions’ 15-game winning streak that started last season.
The Broncos were in control from the beginning as they took a 24-0 halftime lead.
“I was particularly impressed with the intensity of the boys,” said Bishop coach Bill Egan.
Bishop used a ground attack to devastate the Lions’ defense. The Broncos rushed for 326 yards as a team.

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