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Eagle/Loggers fall to Antelopes
Team suffers 84-8 setback against Adrian
October 11, 2012
Mitchell/Spray fell behind early and never recovered in an 84-8 loss to the Adrian Antelopes last Friday in High Desert League football action.
“It’s usually pretty difficult to put a positive spin on an 84-8 loss,” said co-head coach Tim Foster. “But we played with better energy and intensity than we had the last couple of weeks. Unfortunately, we just couldn’t get out of our own way.”
The Eagle/Loggers lost six fumbles in the game, including five that were inside the Mitchell/Spray 30 yard line, and one that was recovered in the end zone. The team also threw two interceptions including one at the end of a 70 yard drive.
The Eagle/Loggers had the ball 12 times in the contest committing eight turnovers, punting once, and scoring once in the contest.
Mitchell/Spray fumbled on their first offensive play of the game and Adrian scored just three plays later to make the score 8-0. By the end of the first quarter the score was 36-0 despite the Antelopes running just nine offensive plays.
Mitchell/Spray finally got on the board in the second quarter on a 20-yard Brett Domenighini run.
Adrian led 56-20 at halftime, then added 22 additional points in the third quarter before coasting to the easy win.
Foster said that Domenighini, fullback Toby Lindquist, and lineman Willy Helms all had solid games for the Eagle/Loggers.
“Helms stood out for us on defense making several tackles for loss,” he added.
Mitchell/Spray finished the game with just over 250 yards of total offense, but the turnovers, coupled with a stingy Adrian Defense made it difficult for the Eagle/Loggers to sustain drives.
“Give a lot of credit to Adrian,” Foster said. “They played a pretty flawless game.”
With the win, Adrian raised their record to 3-2 and 1-1 in league play while Mitchell/Spray fell to 1-3 and 0-3 in the High Desert League.
The Eagle/Loggers are on the road today against the Crane Mustangs. Crane is 2-3 on the year and lost to Adrian 50-28.
“Crane is always a tough match-up,” Foster said. “But I am encouraged that we can clean things up a bit and be competitive. I like the direction we are headed, guys just need to take that extra step.”