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Home Local Sports Eagles-Edinburg Vela Football Game Report: Fri. Nov. 24, 2017

Eagles-Edinburg Vela Football Game Report: Fri. Nov. 24, 2017

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EAGLES FOOTBALL GRIDIRON NEWS

Eagles eliminated by

Edinburg Vela Sabercats 28 to 10

Richie Luna hits 2000 yd. passing mark

By: Conrado Perez, Jr. – Eagle Pass Sports Central

“Your best and only source for local sports news in Eagle Pass”

The District 29-5A co-champion and bi-district champion Eagle Pass Eagles mentored by head coach Tom Gonzalez ventured to Laredo, Texas on Friday, November 24, 2017 to square off against the Edinburg Vela Sabercats in a 2:00 pm gridiron matchup for the UIL Region IV Area Round championship at the Laredo United ISD Student Activity Center.  The Edinburg Robert Vela High School Sabercats entered this matchup with an unblemished season record of 11-0 while Eagle Pass Eagles ventured into this contest sporting an overall season record of 9-2.

The Eagles who were the designated visiting team for this contest received the game’s opening kickoff and immediately showcased the running of standout tailback Dee Andre Torres as he busted a 34 yard run from scrimmage on the first play of the game.  The Eagles went on to mount a 9 play 75 yard scoring drive that saw the Eagles drive all the way down to the 10 yard line before having to settle for a 27 yard field goal by Eagles placekicker Jose Riojas with 8:28 showing on the first quarter clock to give the Eagles the early 3 to 0 lead over the Sabercats.

After an exchange of punts the Edinburg Vela Sabercats countered with a short 34 yard scoring drive that was capped off with a 4 yard run to pay dirt by running back Aaron Alvarez with 3:48 left in the first period.  Austin Garza tacked on the point after to give Edinburg Vela a 7 to 3 lead over the Eagles.

The proud Eagles answered early in the second quarter with a 56 yard scoring drive that culminated with an 11 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Richie Luna to his tall receiver Albert Guevara with 8:16 left in the second quarter.  Jose Riojas split the uprights with the point after to give the Eagles a 10 to7 lead over the Sabercats much to the delight of the good sized Legion of Eagles faithful in attendance.

The Sabercats with their relentless aerial attack answered back with a 78 yard scoring drive that was punctuated with a 9 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Nathan Garcia to his favorite target wide receiver Justin Cantu with 3:21 remaining in the first half.  Austin Garza’s point after attempt gave the Sabercats a slim 14 to 10 lead at the halftime break.

The second half however was not kind to the Eagles as the Edinburg Vela Sabercats capitalized on three Eagles turnovers on a pair of costly fumbles coming after two good pass reception yardage and one interception to go on to pad their lead with a pair of short touchdown runs of 2 and 3 yards respectively by Sabercats quarterback Nathan Garcia.  Austin Garza converted the point after attempt after both scores to eventually give the Sabercats the heart breaking 28 to 10 victory over a valiant Eagles squad that truly played their hearts out but unfortunately culminate a very successful season with an overall season record of 9-3.

Eagles’ standout junior quarterback Richie Luna finishes the season becoming only the second ever quarterback to pass for over 2000 yards in a single season in the history of Eagle Pass Eagles high school football program.  Eagles’ stellar running back Dee Andre Torres closes out his high school football career by etching his name on the elite and exclusive 1000 Yard Rushing Club.  The Eagles famed “Land Sharks” defensive unit the likes of Moi Rocha, Sebastian Hernandez, Mario Torres, Manny Rodriguez, David Kypuros, Roger Ulloa, Haran Rodriguez, Armando Monsivais Ryan Chisum, Raul Lechler, Josh Monsivais, Ryan Chisum, Nico Moyeda, Kristian Barcena and company have to be highly commented for their outstanding style of play all season long.

Eagle Pass Sports Central congratulates the 2017 Eagle Pass Eagles on their outstanding accomplishment of garnering the District 29-6A co-championship, the UIL Region IV bi-district crown and advancing to the UIL Region IV area round and would like to thank the graduating Senior class members for the countless numbers of thrills and memories that each of you provided during your respective Eagle Pass High School Eagles football careers.

OFFICIAL GAME TEAM STATS:

EAGLES OPPONENT

First Downs                          12                   19

Att./ Yds. Rushing               26/82              32/115

Yards Passing                     155                 234

Total Yards                          237                 349

Pass att./comp./int’s                        19/29/1          23/34/0

Return Yards                                    0                     0

Punts /Avg.                           6/34.6             6/35.0

Fumbles/Lost                       2/2                  1/0

Penalties/Yards                   6/50                10/75

OFFICIAL INDIVIDUAL OFFENSIVE STATS:

PASSING:

#10     Riche Luna               19 comp.   29 att.  1 int.   155 yds   1TD

RUSHING:

#8       Dee Andre Torres    15 carries        72 yds.

#9       Jose Riojas                 1 carry             7 yds.

#10     Riche Luna               10 carries          3 yds.

RECEIVING:

#2       Albert Guevara         2 rec.                17 yds.   1TD

#8       Dee Andre Torres    4 rec.                13 yds.     .

#9       Jose Riojas              7 rec. 57 yds.

#11     Norby Zavala                       3 rec.                43 yds.

#80     Rey Mendoza           3 rec.               25 yds.

1000 Yard Rushing Club

EAGLE PASS EAGLES

Year            Player                            Carries        Yards

1959   #44     Manuel “Wire” Rodriguez  145                 1058

1974   #22     Orlando Vera                                   120                 1021

1994   #36     David Zapata                                   185                 1327

1995   #36     David Zapata                                   254                 1688

1996   #36     David Zapata                                   200                 1457

1997   #22     Roger Surita                         148                 1089

1998   #22     Roger Surita                         241                 1996

1999   #22     Roger Surita                         237                 1784

2002   #12     Peter Juve                            174                 1657

2003   #34     David De Hoyos                  222                 1133

2005   #34     Edgar Alan Beattie              135                 1096

2006   #34     Edgar Alan Beattie              197                 1088

2007   #34     Edgar Alan Beattie              156                 1150

2009   #21     Randy Garza                                    206                 1472

2011   #21     Daniel Felix                          261                 1633

2014   #1       Ty Chisun                             176                 1228

2015   #7       Mark Venegas                     202                 1008

 

2017   #8       Dee Andre Torres                256                 1317

 
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