Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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Eagles drop heart-breaker to E-F

EUSTIS—The activities director from Eustis-Farnam High School didn’t make any calls to Brady on Monday to report lost and found items.

That doesn’t mean Eagle football players didn’t leave something behind, though.

“They gave it everything they had,” said Brady coach Bob Frederickson of the Eagles’ 46-44 loss to the Knights. “For the first time with this group of kids, they played their hearts out for four solid quarters. I couldn’t be more proud of their effort.”

The Eagles got a slow start, giving up two Eustis-Farnam touchdowns in the first four minutes of the game.

“We were so jacked up for this game,” Frederickson said. “Maybe too jacked up.”

Brady kicked off and Eustis-Farnam scored on the first drive. Brady made one play in the Eagles’ first possession before committing a turnover. The Knights scored again quickly to go up 14-0 with eight minutes left in the first quarter.

Then Brady settled down and got on the board with a 9-yard pass from Kyle Pohlman to Brad Ward at the 3:24 mark. The two-point conversion pass failed and Brady trailed 14-6 at the end of the first period.

E-F scored again at the midway point of the second period and the two-point PAT pass was good to put the Knights up 22-6. At halftime, E-F led 28-14.

“We couldn’t get the ball to bounce our way,” Frederickson said. “We didn’t play real well but we certainly battled.”

The third quarter belonged to Brady as the Eagles outscored E-F 30-12 with four rushing touchdowns by Ward, including a 65-yard run.

With three of four two-point conversions good, the Eagles jumped ahead of the Knights 44-40 as time ran out

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