They would score on their second play of the night and had the Blazers’ offense bewildered, with the Eagles forcing turnovers on the first two Blazers’ drives on the evening. The Eagles quickly turned the Eastside misfortunes into points and ran off 33 points in the opening quarter and then added 20 more in the second for a 53-0 halftime advantage.
Kyle Mathewson ran 28 yards for the first score on the night and added three more touchdowns on runs of 34, 12 and 44 yards. Jeremy Forker caught his first touchdown of the season on Busco’s second play from scrimmage, a 26 yard pass from Kyle Monk. Josh LeFever had two touchdowns on the night from 17 and 28 yards out. Layne Fulk had a four yard run for a touchdown and Jason Nicodemus scored the other touchdown on a 21 yard run. The Churubusco defense forced six fumbles throughout the game and recovered four of them, they also added an interception by Adam Boggess.
“We jumped on them early and that’s the way it goes sometimes,” commented Coach Lee Etzler. “We now have to prepare for the big game atmosphere. We have a huge game this coming week against Angola and they are a very good team.”
With the early schedule behind them Churubusco now sets their sights on the drive to postseason. The second half of the Eagles’ schedule pits them against the top teams in the Conference, beginning with the showdown against Angola this Friday night at Churubusco. Get there early, as seats will be scarce. It should be standing room only for the NECC “Game of the Week.”
Last week Fairfield (3-1) was beaten by West Noble (2-1) 35-28 at Ligonier and with Angola’s win over Lakeland (3-1) 33-26 that knocked the Lakers from the ranks of the unbeaten, leaving the Hornets and the Eagles as the NECC leaders. The visiting Angola Hornets have stung their opponents all season long, bringing with them an undefeated record (4-0). A lot of their success has come through the air led by seniors Alexx Bauer at quarterback and Robby Boots at wide receiver.
The Eagles are also undefeated (4-0) and have their share of weapons too. Monk at quarterback has rushed for 202 yards on 18 carries and is 16-24 passing for 199 yards and six touchdowns. Mathewson has rushed 36 times for 540 yards and has 14 touchdowns. Josh LeFever has 13 carries and 231 yards rushing, while Jes Percey has 171 yards on 13 carries.
Churubusco looks to continue their dominance over the Hornets whom they have beaten the last five seasons since the Conference disbanded the split divisions. Come on out and cheer your Eagles to victory Friday night at 7:30 p.m.