The English football team stormed onto its turf field in style Friday night, facing New Mission under the lights.
And ultimately, it was English (2-3) who stormed off the field with a 22-0 victory over a New Mission (1-4) team that couldn’t stop the Eagles' surge in the second half.
“We moved the ball well today,” English coach Brian Vaughan said. “We also overcame a lot of our penalties, which is something we’ve struggled with. I keep telling the guys it’s all about getting better everyday.”
Despite a stagnant offense in the first half by both teams, the Eagles scored all three of their touchdowns on the ground.
Quarterback Emmanuel Almonte scored the game's first touchdown midway through the third quarter on a six-yard rush. Senior running back Jodarnio Seide logged the other two, first with a 29-yard scamper, and then with a 61-yard run.
“I have to give it to my blockers,” Seide said. “They really helped out with making the holes for me tonight. It just feels great to get our second win.”
All night, the Eagles' defense made it tough for New Mission to get anything going. Overall they held the Titans to less than 100 total yards. Linebacker Matao Calloway intercepted a New Mission pass late in the fourth quarter to secure the victory.
After the game, New Mission coach Michael Pittman gathered the players and coaches in a huddle and congratulated both teams on a well-played game.
“Congrats to English on some good football,” he said. Right here, in this huddle together is what it’s all about.”
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