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Eagles offense strikes quickly while Raiders are constant

Many times a coach will reference to a team that a game is a marathon, not a sprint.

Well, Brady certainly would’ve won the game against Medicine Valley if it were a sprint.

While the Eagles scored twice in the first quarter and led at the end of the period, it was the Raiders’ steady scoring in each quarter that paved the way to a 55-14 victory

The Eagles scored on the first play from scrimmage on a 57-yard pass from Trevor Mann to Troy Lusk putting the Eagles ahead 6-0 before a failed two-point conversion attempt.

Medicine Valley responded with a touchdown of its own, going ahead 7-6.

Once again, Brady had success on offense.

Mann ran in a touchdown from seven yards out and converted the two-point conversion pushing the Eagles ahead, 14-7.

Head coach Andy Seamann said the offense did a good job operating the scripted plays in the first quarter.

The Raiders had an answer for Brady, marching down the field and into the endzone.

A failed conversion attempt kept Brady in the lead, 14-13 at the end of the first.

Brady struggled from the second quarter on, being forced to punt giving the ball back to a seemingly, unstoppable Raider offense.

Seamann said the Raiders scored on their first possession of the second quarter, going ahead 20-14.

On their third possession, Medicine Valley punted the ball, pinning Brady at the one yard line.

The Eagles hoped to get some breathing room but on an ensuing punt, the ball hit a Brady player and only went 12 yards, giving the Raiders excellent field position, Seamann said.

Brady gave up another touchdown leading to an unanswered 42 points.

“Our kids did a good job during practice executing the defensive gameplan,” Seamann said. “Friday, we did a terrible job executing that gameplan.”

Brady will look to bounce back against a good Wallace team.

Seamann said the team will have to get better at tackling and being aggressive this week.

“We have to play as a team on defense, all the time,” Seamann said.

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