Parker Pheasants end Eagles’ football season

Parker Pheasants end Eagles' football season
The Irene/Wakonda Eagles concluded their 2005 season with a first-round playoff loss to the Parker Pheasants, 46-0.

The Eagles, who had earned a playoff berth with a 5-3 record, kicked off to start the game. On the Pheasants' opening play, running back Alex Leloux fumbled the handoff, which senior Jared Viengutz covered up to give the Eagles possession.

The Eagles could not capitalize on the turnover, however, when a fourth down attempt came up short.

Parker's speed, a concern for all of their opponents, showed itself when their fleet footed quarterback, Alex Staebell, burst through the Eagles defense for a 60 yard scoring romp. The first quarter ended with a 6-0 Parker advantage.

Staebell continued to plague the Eagle defense in the second quarter. He again broke lose on a long run which helped to make up his 140 yards of rushing. Staebell found the end zone for the third time with a three yard touchdown to give the Pheasants a 22-0 halftime lead.

Speedster Leloux took over in the third period and kept the Eagle defense on its heels. Meanwhile, the Eagle defense sputtered and could not get on track to help the defense out. The Pheasants scored two more times in the third quarter to end the game.

Offensively, sophomore Josh Nielson gained 36 yards to lead the Eagles. Linebackers Eric Anderson and Adam Polley led the defense with 8 1/2 tackles apiece. Nielson added an interception to the cause.

The Eagles ended the season with a 5-4 record. An awards program for the squad will be held Nov. 18 in Wakonda. Further information will be in local newspapers.

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