Fort Frye Hands Magnolia 69-8 Defeat
The Magnolia Blue Eagles lone senior Mikey Hamrick had quite a second half for the Blue Eagles in his last game on Alumni Field Nov. 4 in Bill Stewart Stadium in a 69-8 loss to a power-house Fort Frye squad.
With a small Magnolia home crowd, and the Fort Frye much bigger crowd giving the Blue Eagle senior a much deserved standing ovation as he exited the Alumni Field with his head held high as he left the game as a warrior, making a dozen tackles, including 4-sacks and at one time 8-straight tackles in the fourth quarter.
The Blue Eagles didn’t have anything to stop the Cadets in the first half of play, as the Fort Frye Cadets scored 34-first quarter points, as well as 28-second period points to take a 62-0 lead into the locker room.
Meanwhile the Eagles couldn’t put anything together offensively or defensively, with no positive yardage and only minimal tackles to speak of in the first half of action.
Even with most of the first half starters sitting on the sidelines, the Fort Frye bunch had just as more capable players than their starters, it was still hard to move the ball offensively.
The Fort Fryse bunch tallied one last TD in the third period, but the Big Blue senior put his defensive buddies on his back and would shot the door with no one having any luck in getting the door to open with Hamrick and Company nailing the door shut, defensively.
Meanwhile a Caden Cisar short screen pass to Silas McKeever, went to the house for 51-yards, and with another completion to freshman Brayden Vargo from Cisar halted a shut-out.
Hamrick was also was top Blue Eagle rusher with 34-yards on only 7-carries, and caught his only pass attempt for 8-yards to go along with his blocking and tackling. Meanwhile McKeever added 20-yards rushing and 54-yards receiving on 4-grabs.
Magnolia only had 2-penalties, while Fort Frye only had one more than the Eagles. The Eagles didn’t have a first down in the first half, but moved them them 4-times in the second half, while the Cadets moved them 12-times in the opening half and 4-in the second half.