Eagles learn some lessons, get ready for Friday kickoff

by Bruce Wallace

The SoBoCo Eagles football team didn’t necessarily learn a lot about itself on Friday night – but hopefully they re-learned the need for solid execution.

The Eagles physically dominated the Tolton Trailblazers and the Hallsville Indians, but their first team offense scored only one TD against Tolton and were blanked by the Indians.  0815-EaglesBoyce

They also learned a few lessons for the upcoming season:

Lesson 1: If you are going to win football games, you have to execute on offense and put the ball in the end zone.

The Eagles barely allowed Hallsville a first down, but the SoBoCo offense shot themselves in the foot with a bad snap/fumble, incomplete passes and poor downfield blocking.

Sure, this was just a scrimmage – so it’s not that the Eagles offense has a problem.

“We created a bit of our own problem by having scripted plays and Hallsville came in with a different defense than we expected,” said SoBoCo coach Trent Tracy. “This was a scrimmage against unscouted teams and you just go out and run plays – so that doesn’t worry me.”

~ Find out what else Eagles have learned in today’s Journal ~