DAYKIN – The Johnson-Brock Eagles are soaring towards the postseason and firing on all cylinders, following a 56-6 shellacking of Meridian.
The Eagles streaked out to a 16-0 1st quarter lead and never looked back, dominating in every phase of the game and scoring on every possession. QB Cole Fossenbarger continued his dynamite season with 291 yards passing and 5 touchdowns, bringing his season total to 1,363 yards, 29 TDs and no interceptions.
Fossenbarger had a wealth of weapons in his arsenal, as Kaden Glynn scored 4 touchdowns (2 on the ground and 2 through the air), and Dylan Rowe & Ty Hahn each chipped in a pair of scores.
One of Hahn’s touchdowns came in the punt return game, as he finished with 4 runbacks for 82 yards, including a 50 yard score.
And while the offense and special teams may have the flashy stats and all the pub, the defense deserved a world of credit as well. Johnson-Brock held the powerful Mustangs running game in check all night, giving up only 46 rushing yards to a team that had averaged nearly 300 yards per game coming into the contest.
The only area where coach Mitch Roberts will look to improve is in penalties. The Eagles were flagged 8 times for 70 yards on the night. But to their credit, every time Johnson-Brock was set back with a penalty, they quickly made up the lost yards on the next play.
“Overall we played a great game,” Roberts said. “Our defense was able to shut down their running game and that was our goal for the week. We were able to match their physicality and had great flow to the football. Special teams was able to get a score and flip field position several times. Our offense was able to move the ball effectively and our blocking was much improved.”
The Eagles head into the final game of the regular season this coming Thursday undefeated at 7-0 and hosting #2 ranked Falls City Sacred Heart, in what should be a super showdown.