Devils football shuts out Cedaredge
If someone would have warned the Eagle Valley football team that all of its points would come on its first two drives, it might have lost all the confidence, warranted by a 13-point first quarter.
The Devils took their first league win from the Bruins Friday night in a 13-0 effort at Cedaredge.
“I was really pleased with the way the defense played,” said Eagle Valley coach John Ramunno. “A lot of different people got in the game at defense. So we were able to keep the defense fresh.”
Quarterback Sean Bartlett threw the first touchdown to running back Steve Evancho on the Devils’ opening drive.
Brad Gamble scored the extra point and Eagle Valley kicked off to the Bruins.
The Devils forced the Bruins to punt.
On the next drive, Jared Schlegel took a handoff in for a 21-yard touchdown, but the Devils missed the extra point.
“I feel good about the shutout,” said Ramunno. “We had a lot of key defensive plays and stands.”
The Bruins’ biggest threat to score came in the fourth quarter.
Cedaredge stood on the Devils’ 9-yard line with a first down.
The Bruins moved the ball a total of four yards on the first three downs.
So, Cedaredge was forced to go for it with fourth-and-goal on the 5-yard line, but the Devils held their ground and prevented the touchdown.
“The offense had a good start in the first quarter, but it was pretty much defense the rest of the way,” said Ramunno.
Linebacker Tim Reitz led the team with 15 tackles. Defensive tackle Charles Faulhaber had 13 tackles. Defensive back Schlegel had 11 tackles.
“It was good to get our first league win,” said Ramunno. “I think our kids are excited to play Olathe at home next week.”
Eagle Valley hosts Olathe Friday at 7 p.m.
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