In round two of the 5A playoffs, the Eagles lost to Mesquite John Horn Jaguars at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.
Early in the first quarter, the Jaguars jumped to a 7-3 lead. After a touchdown following fumble recovery by Corey Manges in the second quarter, the Eagles offense managed 12 points, but remained behind after the defense allowed the Jaguars 13 points.
In the third quarter, Jaguars quarterback Collin Strahan scored two touchdowns to the Eagles one touchdown. The Jaguars took the lead in the third quarter, but the Eagles fought until the final buzzer. As the Eagles took field in the fourth quarter, the Jaguar defense eliminated the Eagles chance of scoring, where the Jaguars scored 10 points in the fourth quarter to end the game.
The Eagles lost to the Mesquite J. Horn with the final score of 44-22. The Eagles season ended with a 9-3 record.
Key players of the game were Treyvon Green with one touchdown and 55 rushing yards, Logan Brown with one touchdown and 96 receiving yards, Corey Manges with one touchdown and 3 receiving yards, Chris Osborn with 52 receiving yards and Colton Kalmus with two thrown touchdowns and 22 completions of 41 attempted passes.
The Eagles advanced to round one of the 5A- Area Playoffs were they competed against the Jesuit Rangers at the SMU Mustang Stadium.
The Eagles offense started the game off good in the first quarter by placing 14 points on the scoreboard to the Rangers 7. The Rangers offense and defense took a temporary lead where in the second quarter the Eagles and Rangers put 7 points each on the scoreboard.
The Eagles fought until the end were the Eagles offense put 14 points on the scoreboard again, to the Rangers zero. When the Eagles entered the fourth quarter with 35 points, the Rangers offense moved in for a final chance where they scored two touchdowns and two successful field goals, where the Eagles didn’t score in the final quarter, but the Eagles prior touchdowns outnumbered the Rangers.
The Rowlett Eagles defeated the Jesuit Rangers with a final score of 35-28. The Eagles will advance to round two of the playoffs Friday night at 9PM at the Cowboys Stadium and play the Jaguars of Mesquite Horn High School.
Key players of the round one game was Treyvon Green with two touchdowns and 147 rushing yards, Chris Osborn one touchdown and 67 receiving yards, Logan Brown with two touchdowns and 198 receiving yards, Colton Kalmus 20 of 25 completed passes, and Jalen Rhodes with 44 receiving yards.
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On Nov. 13, the Varsity Eagles beat the Jesuit Rangers 35-28 at the SMU Gerald J. Ford Stadium to advance to the second round of football playoffs.
“Going 8-2 has really surprised us because we never thought this season would elevate to this level,” senior offensive guard Trey Cue said. “We came so much farther than last year and I believe that we can go all the way.”
Playoffs this year add an extra touch of meaning and excitement for the team and individual players.
“The playoffs are always special, but as a senior it adds a little extra to the senior experience” senior linebacker Xzavier Johnson said.
In addition to a championship, senior running back Treyvon Green wants to experience more while in the fight for a championship.
“I hope to gain some bonding time with my team and our coaches,” Green said.
Senior wide receiver Chris Osborn said the Eagles aren’t nervous about their upcoming game on Friday because they “have faith in (our)game plan.”
“I think our work ethic will challenge Mesquite Horn,” he said,”because when we work hard we always come out on top.”
The Eagles came out prepared for a fight against the district tied McKinney Boyd Broncos. The results of this game determine the district champion.
The Eagles and Broncos clashed hard in the first quarter and they both put seven points on the scoreboard. The Broncos offense drove hard down the field in the second quarter scoring a touchdown and three point conversion to the Eagles one touchdown.
After half time, the Broncos created a gap by scoring 21 points in the third quarter. The Eagles scored one touchdown and a field goal in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, the Eagles defense held the Broncos to one field goal attempt. The final score was 41-17, the second defeat for the Varsity Eagles.
Key players of the game were Seniors Treyvon Green with 80 rushing yards, Chris Osborne with 23 receiving yards, and Chase Thrasher with nine receiving yards. The alternate quarterback Colton Kalmus completed 14 of 27 attempted passes.
In a Thursday night game, the Eagles outscored the North Garland Raiders 17-10, but may have lost a starting quarterback for the remainder of the season.
The Eagles defense held the Raiders scoreless in the first quarter, but the offense faced a tough Raider defense and also remained scoreless. In the second quarter, the Eagles pushed and scored one touchdown with a successful field goal attempt, to the Raiders three points.
The Eagles offense once again scored in the third quarter, taking the lead 14-3. The Raiders offense wasn’t able to make a successful drive until the fourth quarter where it gained seven points.
In the final seconds of the game and with the Eagles in the lead, quarterback Grant Bothun went down with a leg injury. Unconfirmed reports indicate that Bothun may have a minor fracture. Team trainers are waiting for x-ray results.
Key players in the game were seniors Treyvon Green with 120 rushing yards and the two game winning touchdowns, Logan Brown with 49 receiving yards and Chris Osborne with 84 receiving yards. Quarterback junior Grant Bothun completed 11 of 15 passes.
As the undefeated Eagles stepped on the field against the 1-1 ranked Wylie Pirates, the game took an unexpected twist.
The Eagles dominated in the first quarter with two touchdowns over the Pirates’ one touchdown. In the second quarter, the Eagles were blocked by the Pirates defense, which allowed only one field goal. The Pirates scored two touchdowns and two field goals in the second quarter, taking the lead 24-17. In the second half, the Eagle defense gave up 12 points. The final score was 17-36, the Eagles first loss of the season.
Key players included Logan Brown with 39 receiving yards, Chris Osborn with 41 receiving yards, and Treyvon Green with 2 touchdowns and 46 yards.