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Eagle/Loggers shut out Bulls
Mitchell/Spray takes a 48-0 victory over Burnt River
October 25, 2012
The Mitchell/Spray High School football team is back on track.
Friday afternoon, the Eagle/Loggers started slowly, but were able to roll to a 48-0 victory over the Burnt River Bulls.
The win comes after Mitchell/Spray lost four games in a row by an average of 57 points a game.
“It was good to get a win,” said co-head coach Tim Foster.
The two teams played a scoreless tie for much of the first quarter before the Eagle/Loggers were finally able to get on the board with a 47-yard pass from Dylon Tankersly to Trent Nicol. Mitchell/Spray converted the two-point conversion and the Eagle/Loggers led 8-0 at the end of the first quarter.
The Eagle/Loggers cranked up their offense in the second quarter. Brett Domenighini scored a pair of touchdowns in the quarter. The first came on a 37-yard screen pass from Tankersly. On their next possession, Tankersly hooked up with Domenighini again — this time on a 29-yard touchdown pass.
The Eagle/Loggers took a 22-0 lead into halftime.
The third quarter was more of the same as Domenighini scored on a 16-yard run around the left side. Then Toby Lindquist took a short pass and scampered 23-yards for another score.
“We subbed quite a bit on offense in the second half,” Foster said. “But we kept a lot of our starters in defensively. We’ve struggled getting stops in recent weeks and I think it was important for our kids to learn what it takes to finish a game. Burnt River is a scrappy team and they converted several big fourth down plays. I was proud of the way our guys stuck together.”
The Eagle/Loggers scored twice more in the fourth quarter. First Jeremy Lanoue earned his first career score on a 26-yard sweep. Then Willy Helms, the Eagle/Loggers starting center, moved to a receiver position and snagged a 24-yard touchdown pass from Tankersly.
Tankersly finished the game with nearly 300 passing yards while throwing for five touchdowns.
“He did a great job finding guys and completed passes to five different receivers,” Foster said.
With the win, the Eagle/Loggers are 2-4 on the season.
The team will host Dayville/Monument today at 1 p.m. in Mitchell.
“Dayville/Monument is a talented team,” Foster said. “They have good athletes and decent size at all positions. We are going to have to play at a high level to give ourselves a chance to win, but it’s our first game back in Mitchell in six weeks, so I think we will get a pretty good boost from the crowd.”