Saturday, October 6, 2007

Eldorado frosh fall to Vienna, 52-6

Eldorado frosh fall to Vienna, 52-6
By Cory Grathler, Sports Writer
Published: Friday, October 5, 2007 4:28 PM CDT

ELDORADO - Many fans expected to see a good game between a struggling Eldorado team and a first year football program coming out of Vienna.

What the fans saw was many quarterback keepers, sweeps, and stout defense, as Vienna defeated the Eagles 52-6

"They threw some different stuff our freshmen have never seen before and didn't know how to respond," Eldorado coach Damian Morris said. "It was just tough to defend for our kids."

The formation was single-wing, which benefited for big rushing gains on the outside with the lack of defense end containment by the Eagles.

The first quarter was all Vienna, all Dillon Hall, as he rushed for three touchdowns.

For good measure, Hall rushed for another one at the start of the second quarter as well.

Down 30-0 in just 12 minutes and 56 seconds of play, Eldorado resorted to one of their up and coming backs, Keith Morrison.

In one drive, Morrison rushed for two first downs in a row.

Caid Griffin would follow with a first down of his own, and then the ball was back in Morrison's hands, rushing another 3 plays for 33 yards, with the biggest play being a 15-yard touchdown run.

Eldorado in later drives would throw two interceptions, and allow Vienna to score two touchdowns in 26 seconds, with Vienna leading 44-6.

A bright side in the non-stopping clock in the second half was Eagles'quarterback Derek Miller.

After a hard hit by the Eagles' defense, Vienna coughed up the ball and the defensive line of the Eagles jumped on the ball.

Miller showed poise in the pocket, completing his longest pass of the night, a 15 yard gain by Ben Goben.

Miller also ran a few keepers and picked up one first down.

"Derek (Miller) showed improvement tonight," Morris said. "We might use him a litte bit more in a spread offense. We think he could be more effective that way when he learns the formation."

"We just need to focus on the basics and come back out here next week and play better. If we see our kids play their heart out we won't be dissapointed in a loss," Morris said.

The JV Eagles play at home next, hosting Sesser-Valier next Thursday, at 6:15 p.m.

Vienna 22 22 8 0 - 52

Eldorado 0 6 0 0 - 6

How They Scored

1st Quarter

VIE - Hall 13-yard run, (run good); 7:53

VIE - Hall 19-yard run, (run failed); 4:27

VIE - Hall 27-yard run, (run good)1:12

2nd Quarter

VIE - Hall 35-yard run, (pass good); 7:04

ELD - Morrison 15-yard run, (run fail); 2:57

VIE - Foster 42-yard run, (run fail); :26

VIE - Goings 4-yard run, (run good); :00

3rd Quarter

VIE - Foster 25-yard run, (run good); 6:56

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