As the old adage goes, “If it weren’t for bad luck I’d have no luck at all.” Eads head Coach Trey Eder must be feeling exactly that sentiment as his extremely young Eagles not only suffered yet another mighty knock down punch in a 61-7 trouncing by the Cheyenne Wells Tigers, but also lost one of their best players, a freshman, no less, to a broken femur. Taite Johnson got injured during the game and now joins his team mate sophomore Damian Barnes on the sidelines for the rest of the season.
“That was so unfortunate. Taite is one of our best players. He’s a good kid that plays hard at all times,” stated Eder.
Cheyenne Wells was coming off a big whalloping at the hands of the #2 ranked Kit Carson Wildcats the week before. Coached by former Eads player Garrett Smith, the Tigers came out ready to get back on the winning track. They attacked right away as the young Eagles could not find an answer to stop the Tigers defensively.
Eads did manage to get on the scoreboard right before the first half ended. Cheyenne Wells had just scored a touchdown and kicked off to sophomore Aiden Micheal who ran it to the house from 58 yards out for the Eagles’ first score in three games. A PAT point was tacked on, as well.
Coach Eder commented, “We went into CW with the hope of playing the underdog and pulling off the upset for our first victory. That was unfortunately not the case, but we were able to get on the scoreboard this week for the first time since our first game of the season. Once again turnovers and mental mistakes were the theme this week. With our youth and inexperience and other teams just being bigger, stronger and more physical than we are the mishaps just keep piling up.”
Eads (0-5) will take on Hanover (2-4) as the Hornets will be Homecoming guests in Eads.
“We will look at the film and try to learn from our mistakes and move forward to homecoming week and hope it’s our best season effort and that we can come out victorious for the first time this season.”
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