Eagles hold off Medina comeback bid, win 58-40

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Baseball legend Yogi Berra was right — “It ain’t over ’til it’s over!”

Momentum swung through the Heritage stadium more times than Tarzan did when picking up Jane for a date-night during Friday’s six-man football game between the Eagles and Medina.

Lucky for the home-standing Eagles, the non-district contest ended with Heritage on the high side of a 58-40 score.

“We came out of the gate fast,” said Heritage head coach Tim Shipman. “I thought we dominated the second quarter along with the first part of the third quarter.”

But the Eagles’ mentor indicated that momentum reared its ugly head against the Eagles. “We made some costly mistakes early in the fourth and Medina capitalized on that,” he explained.

Although Heritage padded its 28-6 advantage to as many as 38 points midway through the third period (50-12), the Bobcats proved their ability to jump right back into contention. Medina rattled off 22 consecutive points in a six-minute span in the second half to pull to within 16 points (50-34).

But the hometown players were able to rediscover their composure in time to register the win.

The Eagles (3-2) will get the chance to flex their wings this Friday night when they travel to Brownwood Victory Life for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

 

Heritage 58, Medina 40

In a game that seemed to take forever, host Heritage managed to stay just enough ahead of Medina to keep the comeback-minded Bobcats at bay as the Eagles managed to hang on for a 58-40 decision in Friday night football action.

Jacob Huser powered his way to four rushing touchdowns in the game as well as being on the receiving end of a Jonathan Hoermann TD pass. Huser compiled 188 ground yards on 20 carries in the game.

Medina, however, had its own electrifying offensive punch, largely in the form of J.R. Gonzalez who scored a trio of TDs, one on the ground, one from a pass and the third on receiving. Gonzalez carried the ball 15 times for 112 yards.

The Eagles seemed poised to throw a run-away at their opponents, taking a 20-0 margin in the early going on the strength of two Huser rushing touchdowns in the first quarter. That was soon followed by a Blake Ashley-to-Jonathan Hoermann pass that covered 22 yards for another TD.

 

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