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Eastlake JV beats Skyline (twice) and move to 2 - 0 in the season

09/20/2016, 1:45pm PDT
By WFA

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Fall has definitely arrived for our second Eastlake Junior Varsity Football game as Skyline traveled to Eastlake for the second game of our double header with the Spartans.  The results were much the same as our first meeting with Eastlake dominating in all aspects of the game and winning the contest with a final score of 34 to 7. 

Eastlake had a large and enthusiastic fan turn out to cheer the boys on.  The game began with Eastlake’s Connor Brown throwing an interception giving Skyline an early chance to make a game of the contest.  However, Skyline quickly returned the favor and Sam Milton intercepted Skyline and returned the pick for Eastlake’s first touchdown.  Skyline tried to get back in the game starting a drive with 8:30 left in the first quarter, but with 2nd and 2 yards to go on Eastlake’s 39; a short pass was stopped with a big hit by Vini Monteiro for no gain, and on 3rd down Reed Payne made a big play to take down Skyline’s Brendan Bice on a sweep for a 2 yard loss.  Skyline went for it on 4th down but came up short with an incomplete pass.  That was the last time Skyline was in the game.  Eastlake than drove down cumulating the drive with a touchdown pass Brown to Nate Sutter making the score Eastlake 12 Skyline 0 with 1-minute left in the first quarter.

The second quarter was owned by Eastlake with strong play from the defense with big plays by Will Woodgate, Garrick Teglovic, Jack Reischman, Austin Grey, Scott Tornquist, and Carter Cox, with a big interception by Jack Henderson.  The offense dominated with a powerful running game led by Grey and Andrew Plumber, behind a dominating offensive line led by big men Lynch, Teglovic, Woodgate, and speedy powerful lineman Nick Villegas, Seth Thompson, and Connor Doran.  The powerful running game was supplemented by good passing and receiving with Jack Rud, Sutter, Jack Titus, and Tornquist, making important receptions cumulating with a TD run by Plummer with 3:30 left in the half, going into the locker room with an 18 to 0 lead.

The second half started with Eastlake hitting literally on all cylinders.  Jackson Williams received the kickoff impressively juking his way from the 15-yard line to mid field with Skyline just barely catching him to prevent a return for a TD.  Eastlake offense than drove down the field with their balanced attack; Brown to Titus +11, Plummer bulling forward +9, Brown to Rud +20, Brown scramble +9, and Plummer plowing directly over two Skyline defenders for a 9 yard TD run, making it Eastlake 26 Skyline 0 with 7:40 left in the 3rd quarter.  With 1:35 left in the 3rd quarter Skyline caught a break when Skyline receiver Patrick Zonka pulled in a pass and ran 70 yards down to the Eastlake 18 yard line, being chased down and prevented from scoring by a speedy Broc Stauffer.  Skyline then ran a few plays and eventually scored on a well-executed screen pass from the 9-yard line making it Eastlake 26 Skyline 7 with 30 seconds left in the 3rd quarter.

The 4th quarter was more of the same with Eastlake dominating.  Skyline connected one final time on a pass and scored.  Eastlake scored their final touchdown with a drive lead by running backs Sam Milton and Chris Nelson (who was just getting warmed up for a big night a few days later in the varsity game against Inglemoor), with Milton scoring the final TD making the final score Eastlake 34 to Skyline 14.  This was the second time this season that the JV boys have soundly defeated Skyline.

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