Eagles’ valiant effort comes up short

This past Sunday the Pee Wee Eagles travelled toParksville to take on the Oceanside Lions

This past Sunday the Pee Wee Eagles travelled toParksville to take on the Oceanside Lions.

The Eagles  lost the coin toss giving Parksville control of the ball to start the game.   The Lions were driving and looked like they were in good position to score.  However, the Eagles defense came up big and were able to stop the drive.  It was now the Eagle’s turn to take the field. Lead by starting quarterback  Isaac “Crash” Shillito they moved the ball downfield with some very well executed  runs up the middle and sweeps out wide.  The first score of the day came on a beautifully  run  reverse by starting fullback Liam “Lights Out” Matilpi. Starting Running Back Kristian “Dash” Drake ran in the  convert  to put the score at Eagles  7 -0. However, on the pursuing  set of downs, the  Lions were able to reach the endzone on a nicely run sweep.  A made convert tied the game at 7-7.

The Eagles offense once again took the field and looked very good moving the ball down field.   QB Issaac Shillito put the Eagles back in front with a well executed fake reverse.  A missed convert put the game at 13 to 7 for the Eagles.

The Lions offense took to the field and a few plays (and a few missed tackles) later were able to punch it in for the score.   A missed convert once again tied the game at 13-13.

The Eagles  started the second half with the ball.  Unfortunately, their offense was unable to get things going and gave up the ball on a fumble.

The Lions were able to come out and score putting them up 19-13.

The Eagles made a valiant effort to come back but were just unable to get a drive going on offense.

The final score ended up 19-13 for the Lions.

“I am  once again very  impressed by the performance of these kids today,” says head coach Kevin Meier.

The Pee Wee Eagles  travel to Ladysmith this Saturday October 1st to tackle the Ladysmith Steelers. Game time is 11 a.m.