Eagles push past Eastside
Churubuscoâ€™s Kane Johnson stiff arms his way past an Eastside opponent Friday night. Post & Mail photo / Brett Myers
CHURUBUSCO â€” Homecoming on Friday the 13th could have been unlucky for Churubuscoâ€™s football team.
Bad luck appeared to have truly struck when Eastside took a 13-0 lead.
But the Eagles turned the number 13 on its head, scoring 31 unanswered points to take a 31-13 win and improving to 4-0 for the season, overall and in the conference.
Eastside (1-3, 0-3 in the NECC) took a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter, using an offense the Eagles did not expect.
â€śWe prepared for what they did last year,â€ť said Churubusco Head Football Coach Paul Sade. â€śThey came out in a different look and it took us time to recover.â€ť
Eastside used the Wildcat formation, as well as mixing in the spread and playing two quarterbacks to throw â€™Busco off its game.
The Blazers used good field position to score the only touchdown of the first quarter, an 8-yard pass to P.J. Dean from Conner Dove.
A second-quarter touchdown run by Dean, with a failed conversion, made it 13-0 in favor of the visiting Blazers. But from there, it was all â€™Busco.
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