"Friday night for homecoming the Eagles took on the Gothenburg Swedes. In the first half, there were a lot of good things for the Eagles on both sides of the ball. Up until the final 2:30 of the half, the Eagles had out-yarded the Swedes.
"Our offense had racked up nine first downs and our defense had held them to under 100 yards of total offense up to that point. We then gave up a big fourth down that we had them stopped, but their extra effort pushed them ahead enough to get it. They then scored and we threw for an interception with another Swedes' score to follow," said Coach Brock Eichleberger.
"We found ourselves down 14-0 at the half and it could've easily been 0-0 or 7-0 us. The second they came out with the momentum and we didn't have an answer. This has happened to us over the past few years and it's something that we need to fix. We have to be able to play with an attitude for 48 minutes every Friday as a team, said Eichleberger.
The Swedes ran 61 plays for 12 first downs and had five penalties for 35 yards. The Eagles ran 45 plays for 13 first downs and had seven penalties for 55 yards.
Mason Walsh threw 21 times for 12 completions and 139 yards.
Michael Poese led the Eagles rushing with 12 carries for 48 yards followed by Brady Sidak with six carries for 16 yards; Kolby Dean three carries for four yards; Alex Lopex one carry for one yard and; Walsh two carries for negative six yards.
Dean led the Eagles in receiving with six catches for 45 yards; Peyton Mathews one catch for 21 yards; Sidak two for 15 yards; Poese one catch for 10 yards and; Matt Wilson two receptions for 10 yards.
Leading the Eagles defense was Poese and Riley Davis with 17 tackles each; Matthew Pardun 12 tackles; Brandon Hopson, Fabian Acevedo, and Sidak each with seven tackles; Sean Coventry and Clay Shaw six tackles each; Dean five tackles; Levi Drueke and Mathews four tackles each; Alex Lopez and Angel Lopez three tackles each; Korbyn Grenier and Wilson two tackles each and; Landon Classen, Jakeb Larson and Sam Carstens one tackle each.
This week the Eagles take on the State-Rated Ord Chants on the road.