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Eagles fall short in attempt to spoil M-Ps Homecoming
MARYSVILLE One week after celebrating their own Homecoming, the Arlington Eagles came into Quil Ceda Stadium Friday, Oct. 27, to spoil their rival M-Ps.
The Eagles jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead on a 2-yard Travis Doggett touchdown run, but fell short in the end 28-21.
The Wesco North league loss evened the record for both teams at 2-6 in league play and 2-7 overall.
In the end, the defense was unable to contain Aaron Posey of M-P who carried the ball 34 times for 334 yards and three TDs.
Arlington trailed 14-6 at halftime, but put together a scoring drive on their first possession of the second half.
Junior wide receiver Jerad Barber pulled in some acrobatic catches on the drive and pulled in a 9-yard TD pass from senior quarterback Trevor Milles.
The two connected once again for a two-point conversion to tie the score at 14-all with 8:07 remaining in the third quarter.
Eagle power chants began to bring the bleachers alive and fire up the players.
On the next drive, the Eagles faced a fourth and seven from the 50-yard line when Milles connected with Barber for a 12-yard gain.
A handful of plays later junior defensive back Brandon Gunter hit the end zone on a 5-yard scoring scamper for a 21-14 advantage.
Alas, a hearty chuckle was heard from most in attendance after Arlington raced up to the kicking tee only to see the ball barely stumble onto the grass.
Posey and the M-P offense went on to score 14 unanswered points to take a 28-21 lead, but the Eagles nearly tied it with 1:13 remaining in the game.
Milles and crew were threatening in a hurry up offense, but Leandro Abadam interception dashed any hopes of tying the score for Arlington.
Abe Bourasaw, a senior tight end, said even though both teams struggled it was a disappointing way to end the season.
We thought we could stop them in the second half, but we just couldnt stop the run, he said.
First-year coach Tim Tramp echoed Bourasaws comments.
We ran out of space to run the ball, Tramp said. Up front they were able to run, and we just couldnt get a stop. I am really proud of the kids and the way we came out in the second half. They gave it everything they had and left it all on the field.
At Quil Ceda Stadium
Arlington 6 0 15 0 21
M-P 7 7 7 7 28