Eagles 49 - St. John Bosco 28

MISSION VIEJO, CA., October 27, 2000 – The Eagles unleashed their offense rolling up 20 first downs and 475 total yards, including a season-high 341 yards rushing, en route to a 49-28 win over the St. John Bosco Braves at Saddleback College. The win was their fourth in four tries against the Braves and improved the Eagles to 6-2 on the year and 1-0 in Serra League play. The loss was the fifth in a row on the season for the Braves and dropped them to 3-5 and 0-1 respectively. Tyler Thompson continued his dominating ways by rushing for 203 yards on a record-tying 32 carries, carried four times for 51 yards in the opening drive, but Jeff Ferrier couldn't connect on a 42-yard field goal. St. John Bosco capitalized on a 66-yard run to set up a six-yard Jacob Mathews to Demond Coins Td pass for a 7-0 lead. The Eagles came right back with a nine-play 74-yard drive capped by Matt Dlugolecki's 19-yard Td pass to Ryan Whelan. Just 19 seconds later Whelan scored on a 30-yard interception return for a 14-7 lead. Thompson scored from a yard out at the 9:39 mark of the second quarter, but after trading punts Coins scored on a 35-yard Td run to close the gap to 21-14 at the half. The second half started with Trevor Zinn recovering a fumble on the kickoff to set up Dlugolecki's 11-yard Td pass to Curtis Cooper (5 catches for 79 yards). Dlugolecki (nine of 13 for 134 yards and three Tds) found Cooper again from 23-yards out at the 11:23 mark of the fourth quarter to increase the lead to 35-14. Ashton White who finished with 137 yards on 15 carries scored from 15 yards out at the 4:01 mark to increase the lead to 42-21. A Brave touchdown at the 2:01 mark was followed by another Thompson Td to close out the scoring. Defensively, Matt Vogel collected seven tackles while Whelan collected three tackles and pass broken up to go along with his interception.

By Adrian Peters
Sports Information Director