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Eagles fall to Cascade but remain in playoff picture
The good news for the Eagles is that they are nearly guaranteed a playoff spot heading into their season finale against their geographical neighbors the M-P Tomahawks.
The Cascade Bruins came into John C. Larson Stadium Friday, Oct. 20 and ruined Arlingtons Homecoming festivities with a 35-14 Wesco North victory.
The loss dropped the Eagles to 2-5 in league play and 2-6 overall. Cascade improved to 5-2, 6-2.
First-year coach Tim Tramp said his team is still playing for something and doesnt feel like hes at the helm of a 2-6 team.
We are playing in a very good league, he said. I have coached teams that have lost six games before and they were not in the game from the beginning. Believe me, that is not the case with these guys.
Both of Arlingtons touchdowns came in the second quarter, but despite heading into halftime tied at 14 the Bruins scored 21 unanswered points in the final two quarters.
Senior quarterback Trevor Milless was 13-for-15 for 150 yards in the first half, but only connected on four more passes in the second half for an additional 33 yards.
Trailing 7-0, Milless connected on a 25-yard touchdown pass to Mike Keating for the Eagles first score. The point after touchdown was unsuccessful.
It was a solid drive, Teeter said. We were able to run a screen and blocked it perfectly.
After the Bruins added one more TD to make it 14-7, Milless went into his hurry-up offense to rally his teammates.
The 75-yard drive was capped off with a 4-yard touchdown pass from Milless to Jerad Barber.
The Eagles drive took less than one minute and Teeter was quick to credit the calm and effective passing of Milless.
Senior wide receiver Abe Bourasaw had four catches for 41 yards on the night and fellow receiver Derek Johnson pulled in five catches for 36 yards.
Unfortunately for the Eagles, they were unable to overcome two fourth-quarter interceptions that the Bruins turned into touchdowns.
Turnovers have been a big killer for us, Tramp said. We just cannot keep the ball. I really dont think the score is indicative of how we played. We played well, but you just cannot win when you turn the ball over.
Arlington travels to M-P Friday, Oct. 27. Game time is 7 p.m. at Quil Ceda Stadium.
At John C. Larson Stadium
Cascade 7 7 7 14 35
Arlington 0 14 0 0 14
Records Cascade 5-2 in league play and 6-2 overall. Arlington 2-5, 2-6.