GAME TWO: Thomas Educational Sports Center, Beaumont
Eagle Football 16
Beaumont West Brook 49
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Thunder-foot kicker Jacob Manley ‘18 delivered three field goals and running back Ian Wheeler ‘19 bolted 69 yards for a touchdown but the Eagles could not recover after a monster momentum shift in the final minute of the first half of a 49-16 defeat at Beaumont West Brook.
Manley connected from 40 and 43 yards on consecutive possessions in the second period to keep Eagle Football (0-2) within 7-6 when West Brook capped a 59-yard touchdown drive with barely a minute remaining before the break … then cashed in quickly following an interception to take command 22-6.
Head Coach Rich McGuire
“We fought hard for the first 22 minutes … were right there. But we let some plays get away from us. Our defense without four starters going in and losing another at halftime wore down. (West Brook) is a big-time program … big numbers … big talent. But our effort was there … absolutely no quit. And this really isn’t the kind of game to properly gauge improvement from Week One to Week Two but it’s there.”