Eagles Fly… soar above the Indians in victory 34 to 6 at the Eagles Nest
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Daniel Reed | September 30, 2022
Blue Mountain Receives 2022 Schuylkill United Way Team Challenge Trophy for their winning efforts earlier this year at the Schuylkill United Way’s annual football challenge held at North Schuylkill’s Spartan Stadium.
Things started quick for the Eagles in the first quarter when Austyn Fields would sack Indians quarterback Brady O’Donnell for a 11 yard loss forcing a punt. On the first play from scrimmage for Blue Mountain, Eagles quarterback would call his own number, and took it 36 yards to the endzone. The PAT was no good and we had a 6 to 0 score. The Eagles forced another punt and would begin their next drive at the 44. Blue Mountain scored again on an eight play drive for 56 yards to put the Eagles ahead 12 to 0 after the 2 point conversion failed. On defense for the Eagles, Austyn Fields, and Ian Donahue would lead the way. Things would calm down after the Eagles scored their second touchdown and we would go into halftime with a 12 to 0 lead for Blue Mountain.
Both teams would move the ball at times during the second quarter but there would be no scoring. Blue Mountain had a couple chances to score in the quarter but the Indians defense would hold. The Eagles would get all the way down to the Indians 18 before suffering two straight incomplete passes in the endzone, 1 to Gaige Guers, the other, went to Kreese Stablein on 4th and 11. With just under a minute to go in the first half, the Indians would have the ball at their 20 but a HUGE sack by Austyn Fields for 12 yards, pinned the Indians deep in their own territory, eventually ending the half.
The second half would be much like the first, as Blue Mountain would get the kickoff. The Eagles would drive 33 yards to the Indians 26 before they would turn the ball over on downs after a big holding call would bring the ball back to the 40 after Miller ran for 17 yards and a first down. Lehighton would record a sack on Miller for an 8 yard loss. Blue Mountain would have it 2nd and 32. The Eagles would get some yardage back when quarterback and game MVP Tyler Miller gained 22 yards on the next two plays, setting up 4th and 11 at the Indians 26. An incomplete pass to Carson Kerstetter would give the ball to the Indians at the Indians 26 with 6:29 to go in the 3rd quarter. Blue Mountain would almost grab another pick but fell just short, Indians were at 3rd and 9 when Eagles Kreese Stablein would intercept the next pass setting the Eagles up in great position and giving them back some momentum. Nine plays and 4 minutes later, the Eagles added to their lead when Miller would connect with Kerstetter for 3 yards and the score, 2 point conversion was good, giving Blue Mountain a 20 point lead heading into the final quarter, 20 to 0.
In the 4th quarter, the Eagles defense wouldn’t let up, and on 3rd and 4 for the Indians, star of the game, Tyler Miller would tap the ball from the receiver, popping it in the air, finally grabbing it for the interception, the 3rd interception of the game for the Eagles defense. Miller would then lead a charge for yet another touchdown for Blue Mountain, finishing it off with a 10 yard run to pay dirt, extending the Eagles lead to 27 to 0 with 7:54 to go.
The Indians offense had no answer for the relentless effort by Blue Mountain’s defense tonight, and on 4th and 10 from the Indians 20, Gaige Guers would intercept yet another pass by O’Donnell for the Eagles fourth pick of the game. Blue Mountain would then swap out the varsity players, putting in them younger boys from the JV squad. They would not disappoint as Tyler Stahley would get the call finishing off the game for the Eagles on offense, rushing eight time for about 73 yards in total, and 1 score from 37 yards out giving Blue Mountain a 34 to 0 lead with just 1:07 to go in the game. Lehighton did get on the board late against the Eagles JV defense, Freshman QB-Jayse Lawrence would come into the game and lead Lehighton 49 yards, going 3 fo 5, finishing it off with a touchdown pass to Christian Salerno in the final seconds of the game, Indians trailing 34 to 6. Blue Mountain would give the Freshman QB Brady Strause a go to close out the game. With the win, Blue Mountain improves to 3-3 on the season, with another home game coming up next week against a surprisingly winless Wilson Area Warriors(0-5) team. Tyler Miller would finish the game with his third straight game with over 100 yards rushing, totaling about 162 yards on 24 carries and 2 touchdowns, 4 of 8 passing for 50 yards, and 1 touchdown, and on defense, record an interception as well. Austyn Fields, my defensive player of the game, recorded 2 sacks for big losses as well as a few tackles for loss. The Eagles finished the game with just under 400 yards of total offense, giving up about 110 yards.
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