The SoBoCo Eagles offense came undone on Friday night as the Osage Indians capitalized on interceptions, fumbles and bad snaps.
Defensively, the Eagles were better – but not by much.
The Eagles unbeaten season unraveled during a rainstorm – and a storm of turnovers as SoBoCo gave away 18 points and Osage won the game 32-17.
“We tell the kids they get to enjoy wins for only 24 hours – then they have to get ready for the next game,” said Eagles coach Trent Tracy. “We will only think about this loss for the next 24 hours, then start getting ready for our next game.
The Eagles held at 10-7 lead in the second quarter, but Osage rallied for a TD and a field goal for a 17-10 lead.
SoBoCo quarterback Spencer Taggart threw the first of two pick-sixes in the third quarter, but the Eagles rallied again with a little bit of trickery.
Taggart took the snap from center, threw backwards to receiver Sam Stichnote who fired a strike downfield to Clay Jeffrey for a touchdown to put the Eagles back in the game, down by only five points.
However, the Indians and senior Jason Edwards came alive in the fourth quarter. Edwards got his second interception return for a TD with 10 minutes left making the score 32-17.
The Eagles drove one more time deep into Osage territory, however, Taggart’s pass on third down was picked off to seal the win.
SoBoCo hosts Blair Oaks on Friday night in a Tri-County Conference game.
The Eagles softball team won a pair of games on Saturday to take the Eugene Tournament title.
SoBoCo defeated St. Elizabeth 11-1 and Warsaw 5-1 for the championship.
Camryn Shaller got the win over St. Elizabeth and Ashley Osborne handled the pitching duties and got the win in the championship game.
Dani Post, Osborne and Kylee Lammers combined for five RBIs in the opener and Courtney Phillips, Elizabeth Brooks and Jayden Wren led the offense in the championship game.
The Eagles will host Versailles in a conference game on Thursday and play in the Hickman Tournament this weekend.
The Eagles volleyball team was 1-2-1 this weekend in the Camdenton Tournament. The tough tourney left the Eagles record at 6-4-1 on the season.
Coach Jaime Nelson said top Eagles defender Sydney Jones did not play due to injury, however, freshman Sydney Mattas filled in with an outstanding performance.
The Eagles defeated Parkview, tied Kearney and lost to Marshfield and Reeds Springs.
SoBoCo plays Monday at Blair Oaks in a conference game and travels to California on Tuesday followed by home match with Linn on Thursday.