Cadets End Eagle Season
The Magnolia Blue Eagles’ Nick Priem passed for 318 yards and a touchdown, while running one in, but it was a little to late. Five missed scoring opportunities in the first half and four turnovers hindered the Blue Eagles in a 34-14 loss against Linsly at Bill Stewart Stadium on Alumni Field Nov. 7 on MHS Senior Nite. The Cadets scored a five-yard TD scamper late in the first quarter. Then, in the second period, they hit on a 15-yard pitch-and-catch and a 49-yard pass play as time expired in the period to head to the locker room up, 21-0. The Cadets scored on a 30-yard pass play and added the PAT before Priem connected with Todd LeMasters on a 78-yard bomb.
Oscar Celedon split the uprights for the PAT and Priem sneaked one in from one yard with 4:46 left in the third to cut the MHS deficit to 28-14 after another Celedon conversion kick.
Linsly scored the final points on a 15-yard pass play early in the fourth and stood firm the rest of the way to spoil the Eagles’ Senior Nite activities. Tyler Anderson paced the Blue Eagle ground game with 46 yards rushing, while Priem tacked on yards in 11 carries.
LeMasters hauled in three passes for 127 yards and a score, while Peau Halahingano snagged six for 83 yards. Anderson also netted 58 yards on five snatches, while Brandon Kacor caught one for 30 yards. Brooks Parsons and Brandon Mason each grabbed one pass for 10 yards.
Carter Seckman recorded 14 tackles, nine of which were solo, and made three tackles for loss of yardage, while Caleb Nice brought down 10 Cadets, and forced a fumble. Joe Ledergerber hauled down nine, with six being solo tackles, while Zach Haught making eight tackles, one of which went for loss of yardage, and made a fumble robbery. LeMasters made six tackles, forced a fumble and dropped the quarterback on a sack.
Linsly had a total of 398 yards total offense, while the Eagles accounted for 358 yards. Both teams moved the chains 10 times, while Linsly was guilty of five infractions for 53 yards lost, and the Eagles committed two for 25 lost yards.
The Eagles ended the season at 4-6 and will lose three seniors to graduation, including kicker Oscar Celedon, center Brandon Fayad, receiver Trace Klug and runningback Wesley Morgan.