CHURUBUSCO — While many teams are settling in to the 2012 season, learning what works for this year’s team — and what doesn’t — one thing hasn’t changed for Churubusco. When the Eagles take the field, they’re going to win.
In fact, out of the last 36 regular season games ’Busco has played, the Eagles have only lost three — just one on their home field.
Friday night’s contest against Prairie Heights was no different, as Churubusco’s offense racked up 42 points, and the defense held the Panthers scoreless.
Though the 42-point performance by the offense may seem like the highlight — ’Busco’s true spotlight was the defense, which not only held Prairie Heights to no yards in the first quarter and 10 in the first half, but kept the Panthers from getting a first down until 6:46 left in the fourth quarter, after the reserves had taken the field.
“The defense played outstanding,” Churubusco Head Coach Lee Etzler said. “We were hitting them pretty hard.”
Churubusco scored all but one of its touchdowns in the first half, and only had three possessions in the second half, as the coaches agreed to use a running clock, speeding up the game.
Churubusco is back in action next week at Eastside.