Despite loss, the Eagles show improvement Despite a 44-6 loss to the Emery/Ethan Seahawks on homecoming night, the Irene/Wakonda Eagles played like an improved team.
The night started strangely when the Seahawks came to the game wearing blue uniforms. There was enough of a contrast in pants and helmets that no confusion resulted. For the first quarter the Eagles stayed even with E/E as neither team was able to score.
E/E, however, exploded for 28 second quarter points. The Seahawks took advantage of Eagle miscues to get great field position. They scored as time ran out in the first half to lead 28-0.
The Eagles were able to put together some good drives in the second half, hinting that the offense is coming together. Led by junior halfback Brandon Parvin, the Eagles used runs and passes to get into Seahawk territory several times. However, the varsity was never able to reach the end zone.
The junior varsity took over in the fourth quarter and put together an impressive drive. Freshman quarterback Adam Polley completed key fourth down passes to Nick Peterson and Mitch Hessman to keep the drive alive.
Polley connected with Hessman on a 15-yard strike into the endzone as time expired to give the Eagles their only score.
In the game, Parvin pounded out 73 yards on 14 carries to lead the offense. Defensively, Brett Logue had nine tackles and a fumble recovery to lead the Eagles. Jeremy Rempp was credited with 11 tackles as well.
The Eagles, who have played rated teams in three of their last four weeks, will travel to Tea this Friday to challenge the Titans in other non-conference game.