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Eagles Varsity Football Team fall 1-point Short against Laney

Jesse Jewell runs it in for a Touchdown on Senior Night.

The Screaming Eagles Varsity Football Team came up 1-point short against Laney this past Friday Night in front of a home crowd on Senior Night. The win would have put the Eagles 1-step closer to the Play-offs.
The Eagles Charles Dent was back and ready for action. The Eagles 1st drive went deep into Laney territory after a Anthony Andrews pass for 30 yards, plus 15 penalty yards. After a Dent carry, Jesse Jewell finishes off the drive with a 9-yard touchdown run. Extra Point put the Eagles up 7-0. However Laney struck back with 7 themselves after stringing together several long running plays.
Eagles start off the 2nd quarter putting Shane Sheppard in for some quarterback action, but still have to make a huge put. However a Laney fumble gave the Eagles the ball on the 17-yard line. Senior Charles Dent gets a much wanted Touchdown on Senior Night the very next play from 17 out, the extra point put the Eagles up 14-7. Once again Laney pushed right through the Eagles defense to score on 7 Plays, but there extra point is short keeping the Eagles in the lead.
Laney attempts a onside kick but Eagles get control at mid-field. Eagles end this drive on a 9-yard T.D. run by Andrews, but they miss point after giving them a 7-point lead 20-13. The touchdown was scored thanks to a fake pitch to Dent, which fooled the Laney Defense.
Eagles defense closes out the half on a positive note after intercepting a pass with under a minute left in the half. But the Eagles drive and half ended in a Shane Sheppard Interception, while the Eagles were going for another T.D.
Eagles end they 1st to drives of the 2nd half with a fumble, Laney finally takes advantage and ties up the game at 20-20 with 2:30 left in the 3rd quarter.
In the 4th quarter Laney threatens to score, but fumbles on the 50yard line giving Ashley the ball back. But Eagles have to give it right back and Laney scores on the next drive giving them a 27-20 lead with 2:20 left.
Eagles get the Ball at about the 30 with just over 2:00 left and all timeouts remaining. After a Laney penalty Sheppard connects to Dent who takes it to Laney’s 17. The Eagles make it to the 14 with 1 down left and call a time out. Sheppard was able to scramble out of the pocket for a 1st down with 1:18 left in the game.
Jesse Jewell then gets a T.D. putting the Eagles within a point, followed by a Timeout by Coach Eanes. Eanes decides to go for the tie, but Laney’s defense wanted the game over and blocked the kick with seconds left on the clock.
Eagles onside kick is unsuccessful and Laney wins giving them the Playoff spot. The Eagles drop to 4-5 on the Season and 2-3 in Conference Play. The Eagles will be on the road against West Brunswick for their last game of the season next Friday Night.