September 24, 2013 > Eagles impressive in comeback win
Eagles impressive in comeback win
Submitted By Mike Heightchew
With the regular Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) season starting on September 27th, the American High School Eagles showed that they are going to be a factor this year with an impressive 14-point comeback against the San Lorenzo Rebels on September 20th and won in overtime 28-21.
The game started with the Rebels showcasing their new offense, using speed that has served them well so far this year. The Eagles were caught off guard and suffered a 14-point deficit at the end of the first quarter. At halftime, the Rebels were hanging on to a 21-6 lead. However, the second half was a different story as the Eagles found life in their running game. Running Back Jared Luty scored his second touchdown to give the Eagles new life and Ryan Barker scored to tie the game at 21 all.
The Eagles were not to be denied victory when, in overtime, Eagles Drew Lyell grabbed a crossing pass from Ryan Barker and, with a couple of great blocks along the way from the offensive line, found his way in the end zone for a 30-yard touchdown to take a lead that would hold up. The end came when, on last play of the game, Eagles Deangelo Cox intercepted a Rebel pass in the end zone.