Eddyville just recently had their first football game after years of not having one. It was at Alsea High school. Both schools decided to meet up at Alsea. Mckenzie was the rivaling opponents against the Eagles. Mckenzie had some questionable hits to the helmet injuring a couple of Eddyvilles players. Jace Richards (Lineman), and Wayne Nephew (Snap Back) were held out for most of the second half, hurting the team’s depth.
The game started in McKenzie’s favor and continued that way for all of the game. The score at halftime was 40-0 and the final score was 74-0. Even as McKenzie continued to score, Eddyville continued to put forth maximum effort.
For statistics Brier Rariden ran the ball 13 times for 23 yards, Kurt Faxon additionally ran the ball 6 times for 14yrds. On the receiving end, Kurt Faxon went 3 catches for 20 yards and Payton Rockmore had 2 catches for 6 yards. Multiple quarterbacks making 10/15 passes for 17 yards, 1 interception. For tackles Payton had 4, leading the team. There were multiple positive plays for Eddyville. Wayne Nephew returned a kickoff 23 yards to the McKenzie 15 yard line. Payton Rockmore also had a tackle in the backfield and stripped the runner of the football. He recovered the fumble as well, which gave Eddyville the ball back.
Eddyville will look for a bounce back performance in two weeks when they travel to Triangle Lake for their next game. Eddyville will get some reinforcements to their squad as three more members will be joining the team. After two weeks of practice, it will be interesting to see what the team can do.
Payton Rockmore completes a 12 yard pass to Kurt Faxon late in the 4th quarter.
The school and community can't wait for it to get going. Here's the season preview, written by Isaac Kinion and Keagan Spikes of the Eddyville Sports Media class. Check back often for updates on the season.
Head Coach: Leon Buel
Overall Record: 0-0 (1st Season)
Coach Buel, an Eddyville alum, takes the helm for the return of 6-man football here at Eddyville. As a former player here, he has passion from the school and football program at the school. He has also stayed involved in high school sports for years as a referee.
9/1: vs. McKenzie (at Alsea HS)
9/14: @ Triangle Lake
9/21: @ Powers
9/28: vs. Gilchrist
10/5: vs. Jewell
10/12: @ Crow
Players to Watch
Kurt Faxon 6'2" OL/DL
Kurt is the lone senior of the Eddyville squad this season. He has experience at the middle school level, but plenty of size to succeed at the high school level. He'll be counted on to be a force on both lines. Look for Kurt to be one of the leaders of the group, as he has been on the basketball and cross country teams at the school for the past three seasons.
Brier Rariden 5'9" FB/DB
Brier is one of the few sophomores on the team. He comes from Wisconsin where he used to be a dominant hockey player, which shows he isn't afraid of a little contact. He also played football 4th-8th grade year, so he has a great amount of experience on the field.
Wayne Nephew 6'0" QB/DE
Wayne Nephew is a quarterback in training; we have high expectations of this young freshman. He is a football veteran with an exceptional football IQ. This IQ should help him make good decisions at the quarterback position. He is also an aggressive player on the defensive side.
We'll see how these three do, as well as the rest of the team this upcoming season.
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Written by Eddyville's own Sports Media Class.