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up the Stallions
Two schools that made deep playoff runs last year met to see who was able to reload and do it again. Time will tell of course, but the Golden Eagles began their quest with a never in doubt win over American Heritage - Delray Beach. Friday night weather in August? How about a 3 hour rain delay and a constant drizzle in the first half. Big plays? Yeah, there were lots of them on both sides of the ball for the Home team. Loyal fans? The local faithful that stayed at Staver until almost 1:00 AM were rewarded with a satisfying victory over a team that beat them last year.
Jordan Persad-Tirone led the attack on the opening drive with a 48 yard dash into the end zone. The offensive line opened up big holes all night long, and Marcelino Charles took full advantage with a 80 yard run for the Eagles 2nd score. After a huge sack from Dinel Chery, Wooby Theork returned the Stallion punt 56 yards just missing out on the end zone. Next play on an end around, he strolled into the end zone, putting Naples up 21-0. After the Stallions moved deep into Eagles territory, Joe Sushil ended that threat with his 2nd interception in as many weeks, this time in the end zone. One series later JPT scampered home from 53 yards out for the 28-0 lead.
Up 28-7 to start the 2nd half, Charles again showed his elusiveness and speed taking it to the house from 67 yards out. After a 37 yard run by Patrick Pierre into the red zone, JPT punched it in, extending the lead to 42-10. Pierre wasn't done, as a huge run of 76 yards set up his 3 yard touchdown run, and a running clock. The defense once again stood tall, holding the stallions under 200 total yards of offense. Kale Shust led the way with 15 total tackles, 2 sacks, and a forced fumble. Right behind was Dinel Chery with 14 total tackles and a sack as well. Marc Viechec added 8 total tackles, while Andrew Wright chipped in with 7 total tackles an a sack as the Golden Eagles kept a tight reign on the Stallions.
Next up are the Island Coast Gators; much improved from last year.
7:30 Friday at Staver - be there!
This week’s varsity football Sponsor of the Week is Germain Lexus. Germain Lexus of Naples is a proud supporter of Golden Eagle football. Look for their ad in the center spread of Friday’s game day program. In it you’ll find an exclusive Golden Eagles offer: $1,000 off any Lexus on their lot, new, certified, or used. Zach Germain and the team at Germain Lexus of Naples goal is to provide The Golden Eagles family with a world class winning experience. Thank you Germain Lexus of Naples.