Thursday, October 5, 2017
Pleasanton High School
The Eagles came out ready to make a statement against a hard nosed Pearsall team. The Eagles scored on their opening possession when Juan Lopez connected on a pass to Marco Quinonez for a 24 yard touchdown pass. Joel Arevalo added to the lead as he ran behind his lead blocker, Jason Krueger, for the 2-point conversion. The Eagle defense held Pearsall in check all night. Braxton Springer capitalized on an errant throw by the Dogies quarterback and returned his interception back for 10 yards, setting the Eagles offense up with great field position. The Eagles did not let the great field position go to waste as Juan Lopez connected with Jathan Martinez for a 48 yard touchdown reception. Jathan Martinez then added 2 points as Juan Lopez connected with him again after scrambling on a busted play. The Eagles went into half time with a 16-0 lead on Pearsall.
The 2nd half saw much of the same production out of the Eagle offense. The Eagles came out ready to finish the game and scored on a perfect 32 yard pass from Juan Lopez to Rudy Franco Jr for another Eagle touchdown. The Eagle defense held strong and again set up the offense with great field position following an interception by Rudy Franco Jr. The very next play, the offense again found pay dirt on a hook and ladder play from Franco to Joel Arevalo for a 35 yard touchdown. Pearsall would eventually find their way into the endzone to make the game 28-6 with just over 4 minutes left in the game. On the following kick off, Marco Quinonez returned the ball 95 yards for the final Eagles Touchdown of the night. The Eagles defense held off a late surge from the Dogies, to preserve the game on a pass deflection by Erik Parra.
The defensive standouts were Braxton Springer, Oscar Leal, and Erik Parra, who played exceptional coverage and shut down Dogie receivers, as well as Ethan Martin, who played from sideline to sideline and gave the dogie offense fits. Great job Eagles on becoming 4-0 on the season.