AHS EAGLES DEFEATS COLLEGE PARK 36 TO 7
In a game where the Eagle Offense struggled through the first 3 quarters, the Defense led the way in a 36 to 7 defeats of the College Park Cavaliers.
*From THE OBSERVER – ATASCOCITA
By Joshua Koch email@example.com *
HUMBLE – It was an ugly beginning between College Park and Atascocita on Saturday night, both teams turning the ball over two times apiece in the opening minutes.
Up 2-0 after a safety, Atascocita’s Niles Tuihalangingie picked up the Cavaliers second fumble of the night and ran it back 85 yards for the score, making it 9-0, setting the tone for the rest of the night en route to the 36-7 win for the Eagles.
“It’s good to be 1-0, but we did not play very well on offense,” Atascocita coach Craig Stump said. “Played good special teams, defense played really well but offensively it was very inconsistent.”
The Eagles (5-0, 1-0 in District 16-6A) offensively could not get the wheels turning early, only scoring on a one-yard scamper by Patrick Taylor Jr. with 9:48 left in the first half, making it 16-0 Atascocita.
Taylor finished with 18 carries for 94 yards and a touchdown.
In the second half, the Eagles offense got going as Niyl Campbell got going, capping off Atascocita’s first drive with an 11 yard strike from Daveon Boyd, making it 23-0.
Boyd and Campbell would connect again on a 29-yard past across the middle two drives later, capping off their night. Boyd finishing going 14-for-24 for 165 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, while Campbell went for 111 yards on seven catches for two scores.
The Cavaliers (1-4, 0-1) would get into the end zone a little too late as Jordan Turnquest hit A.J Sanders for a 26-yard score, making it 29-7 at the time.
Turnquest finished 14-for-20 for 86 yards, two interceptions and a touchdown, while Sanders finished with four grabs for 31 yards and the score.
College Park was held to just 108 yards of total offense, 46 in the first half, while Atascocita racked up 308 yards running an even attack on the ground and in the air.
With the game in hand, Atascocita’s Kameron Jones capped off the scoring with a 33-yard dash up the middle for the final score of the night pushing it to the final of 36-7.
“They’re a very good ball club and they wore us down,” College Park coach Richard Carson said. “Defense held them to one touchdown in the first half and we didn’t do enough offensively to keep them off the field.”
College Park is off next week, while the Atascocita faces The Woodlands in the friendly confines of Turner Stadium on Saturday.
“Just got to do it in practice when you look back at it all,” Stump said. “Just keep working, keep practicing. It’s good to be 1-0, happy for them.”