Archive - Sep 13, 2010 - Sports Article
Lone Pineâs football team may have fallen against Tonopah, 24-51, in its first game of the season, but the Eagles didnât quit after struggling in the first quarter.
âThe effort was the biggest positive,â said first-year Lone Pine coach Chris Riesen, âThey didnât give up after we got down.â
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.
In a back-and-forth battle that took the full strength of the Big Pine football teamâs roster, the Warriors toppled Lancaster Baptist, 33-27, Saturday.
âIt was a hard-hitting game,â said Big Pine coach Mark Tillemans. âThey (Lancaster Baptist) took our punches and didnât give up.â
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 didnât quit, as they ran back the kickoff for a touchdown.
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 Lionsâ 15-game winning streak that started last season.
The Broncos were in control from the beginning as they took a 24-0 halftime lead.
âI was particularly impressed with the intensity of the boys,â said Bishop coach Bill Egan.
Bishop used a ground attack to devastate the Lionsâ defense. The Broncos rushed for 326 yards as a team.