Brady’s season comes to an end in Wallace
Brady had two touchdowns of 50 yards get called back in its season ending 48-8 loss to Wallace Thursday night.
The Eagles (2-7) played the Wildcats (8-1) closer than the score showed, head coach Andy Seamann said, after the team dug a 16-point hole in the first quarter.
“Wallace punted to us and we muffed it and they recovered,” Seamann said. “After they scored, they had a short kickoff that we fumbled but recovered. On the next play, we turned it over.”
Although Brady was down the entire game, the seniors up front got good push and made holes for the play makers in the back field, Seamann said.
Eric Roe scored on a 47-yard run in the second quarter to get the Eagles on the board. Still, they trailed 36-8 at halftime.
“We went into the game knowing we weren’t going to throw much,” Seamann said. “Our line did a great job of blocking and Eric ran well on fullback dives.”
Roe led the Eagles with 105 yards rushing on 12 carries.
Brady ran for 197 yards on 45 carries as a team.
Wallace used a balanced attack to defeat Brady gaining 219 yards on the ground and 126 more through the air.
In the first match up, Wallace used a strong running game to beat the Eagles. This time around Brady stuffed the box and forced Wallace to spread the field.
“They had some athletes outside that we struggled to match up,” Seamann said. “We played aggressive the entire game and we can build on that.”
Although Brady’s season is over, Seamann said he has looked ahead to next season and is excited.
“We showed these last two games that we have positive things to build on,” Seamann said. “If we give everything we have mentally and physically, we showed we can play with anyone.”
Seamann added that the score of the game didn’t indicate how well the team played.
Next season the Eagles have almost the entire backfield coming back with starting experience but will lose three seniors off the offensive line that Seamann said clicked and blocked well the last couple games of the season.
An aspect of the game Seamann said he will adjust is on the defensive side of the ball.
“We didn’t do a good job of tackling or playing the run all year,” Seamann said. “That is something that will be fixed.”
Given the record, Seamann said the Eagles were a playoff team and have positive things to build on for the 2014 season.
Scoring by quarters:
Passes 3-7-0 8-17-2
Passing yards 37 126
Rushes,yards 45-197 42-219 Total offense 234 345
Fumbles, lost 3-2 1-1
RUSHING Att. Yds. Ave.
Eric Roe 12 105 8.7
Trevor Mann 15 49 3.3
Cody Warren 11 32 2.9
Matt Neiman 4 10 2.5
Adam Diehl 1 1 1.0
Jon Taullie 2 0 0.0
TOTALS 45 197 4.4
PASSING Cp-At. Yds. Int
Trevor Mann 3-7 37 0
TOTALS 3-7 37 0
RECEIVING No. Yds Ave
Chase Viter 1 21 21.0
Dayne Porter 1 13 13.0
Cody Most 1 3 3.0
TOTALS 3 37 12.3
DEFENSE UA A Tot.
Eric Roe 8 5 13
Levi DeStefano 9 1 10
Jon Taullie 4 4 8
Dalton Simants 3 5 8
Dayne Porter 4 1 5
Cody Most 3 1 4
Chase Viter 1 3 4
Austin Widick 2 0 2
Nate Sitorius 2 0 2
Matt Neiman 1 0 1
TOTALS 37 20 57
TACKLES FOR LOSS: Eric Roe, 2.
FUMBLE RECOVERY: Dalton Simants,