ALBION — Not only is the Churubusco football team undefeated for the season, but opponents have yet to find a way to score against the 2-0 Eagles.
‘Busco made the trip to Albion to face North East Corner Conference foe Central Noble. Using an opportunistic defense and a potent offensive mix the Eagles handed the Cougars a 44-7 loss Friday night.
The Eagles jumped on top with a touchdown in their first possession. After a quick three-and-out defensive stop, a long Churubusco punt return gave the Eagles a first down on the Cougar 18-yard line. On the first play from scrimmage, quarterback Kyle Monk ran a draw up the middle for a touchdown as the Eagles found the end zone for the first of seven scores on the night.
‘Busco’s defense proved to be just as tough causing three Cougar fumbles in the first quarter and five for the game.
The Eagles scored touchdowns in their first four posessions, not punting until halfway through the second quarter.
Churubusco took a 31-0 lead with 1:22 remaining in the first half on a 43-yard Monk scamper for the senior’s second touchdown of the game.
On the ensuing kickoff, the Cougar return man fumbled with Churubusco junior Layne Fulk diving on the ball to give the Eagles a first-and-goal on the Central Noble 9-yard line.
After a five-yard delay of game penalty, the Eagles had the ball on the Cougar 14. With one defender wrapped around his ankles and another diving in for the sack, Monk tossed a perfect strike to running back Kyle Mathewson for the Eagle senior’s fourth touchdown of the first half.
Mathewson amassed two rushing touchdowns and two receiving scores in the first half.
Monk split his four-touchdown night by running for two TDs and passing for two as well.
Holding a 38-0 halftime lead, the Eagles lost no momentum in the second half.
The Eagles’ first offensive drive of the second half included three quick first downs that led to a 15-yard touchdown run by junior Josh LeFever.
‘Busco’s defense proved to be just as dominating in the second half, forcing the Cougars into a fourth-and-30 on the first defensive series of the second half.
The Eagles' defense shut down all attempts at passing, not allowing the Cougars to complete any passes for the game.
The Eagles' finished out the game with 466 total yards on the game, as compared to Central Noble’s 70.