Eagles Soar Over Shamrocks
Tyler Anderson eclipses 1,000 yards on the season, after gaining 150 yards on 27 carries to help Magnolia hold off a stubborn Barnesville team 14-7 in Shamrock territory Oct. 31.
The Shamrocks took a 7-0 lead in the first period with a 34-yard touchdown pass and the extra point conversion kick. However, Blue Eagle sophomore quarterback Nick Priem answered with a QB sneak in the second period to knot things up at seven at the break.
In the third period, Priem sneaked it into the end zone once more to give the visitors all the points they needed to get the win.
The Magnolia Blue Eagle’s ground game accumulated 215 yards on 51 carries, with Anderson leading the charge with 150 on 27 carries. Priem racked up a career-high 70 yards on nine carries and scored both Blue Eagle touchdowns. Priem also connected on 6-9 passes for 36 yards. Anderson hauled in four passes for 23 yards, while Peau Halahingano grabbed two for 13 yards.
Meanwhile, the Shamrocks gained only 57 yards rushing and 101 yards passing for 158 total. Magnolia moved the chains 13 times to only 10 for Barnesville, while each team was guilty of four penalties.
Defensively, Zach Haught and Paden McConaughey each recorded eight tackles. Haught added a sack and made two tackles for loss of yardage, while McConaughey made one tackle for a loss of yardage. Caleb Nice recorded six tackles, while Halahingano, Joey Ledergerber and Carter Seckman each brought down five Shamrock ball carriers. Out of five Ledergerber tackles, four were solo stops, including one for loss of yardage. Out of the five Seckman stops, three were solo that included a sack. Two other tackles were for loss of yardage. Halahingano also had three solos, while hauling in a Shamrock fumble and making an interception.
Magnolia has only one home game left against Linsly Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. It will also be the Eagles’ Senior Night, as they will showcase senior students in volleyball, band, cheerleading, golf, football and boys’ and girls’ soccer.