Banged and bruised but still fighting

On Saturday September 14, the varsity football team went up against another good team, the Lakewood St. Edwards Eagles. Coming into this game the Eagles had only given up 14 points in their first three games and had held their opponents scoreless in the last ten quarters. They took an early 14-0 lead, as they scored twice in the first six minutes of play. In the second quarter, the Eagles continued to pound their QB, Ryan Fallon, scoring their first four touchdowns. But, Max Mazza showed that he deserved to be named “Player of the Week” (which he was awarded the week before) when he ran back a 97-yard kickoff to the house, making it 28-7 Eagles. On the Eagle’s next drive, they had a 76-yard TD run, the first score not from the quarterback. Elder’s Chris Schroer then ran for touchdown with less than a minute to go, making it 35-14 at half. Schroer had another carry in the mid-third quarter, cutting the lead to 14. Elder’s defense made some crucial stops, preventing the Eagles from scoring. The Panthers marched down field, but Josh Moore threw a pass that bounced into one of the Eagle’s hands. This was his fourth interception and it was a game changing play since we were in the red zone. Almost fifteen minutes had passed between Schroer’s TD and the Eagle’s next score with less than three minutes in the fourth quarter. Moore connected with Joe Ramstetter within the final minute, but it was “too little, too late”. The final score of the game was 42-28, as the Eagles remained undefeated. A few Panthers were injured during the game, including Chris Schroer, but he should be healthy and good to go by Friday night’s game versus Bishop Chatard. They are 3-1, coming off a 56-33 loss, but will still be a worthy opponent for the Panthers. This is a much needed win to remain in the playoff race.