Eagles sink talons in Wildcats, 50-26
Injuries plague ‘Cats try for a .500 season
Coach David Bruner said he was inspired by the heart his Wildcat football team exhibited during their heart-breaking loss Friday night.
I was really pleased with the first half, we were ahead 20-14; but we had some key injuries.
The Wildcat's speedy back Albert Hernandez went down early in the second quarter with a knee injury.
Then defensive star and blocking back Felix Reyes went down early in the second half; he too with a knee injury.
Without Hernandez's speedy wheels and Reyes punishing blocking, Bruner's dream of a .500 season fell to the wayside, as the Eagles'streaking Derrick Grant ran for daylight.
“It's tough to lose like that. Our guys really showed their character,” Bruner said. “They played hard and they never gave up, even after those two key injuries.
“Justin Clark had 103 yards rushing and Albert had 102 in just about one and a half quarters.
(Hernandez picked up 82 yards on one run.)
“I think we had a great crowd. Again I'd like to thank the fans for their support. I'm looking forward to getting better next year.
“We are losing four seniors this year, Justin, Felix, Levi Shutte and David Ottinger; and it was hard on those guys knowing they couldn't go to the playoffs. We'll miss them next year,” Bruner said.
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