Connect with us

Football

EAGLES START MFL SEASON OFF WITH WIN

Gridiron action in the Miller Football League continued Sunday afternoon with both the Island Eagles and Cars Plus Rams battling one another in their season opener with the Eagles getting the win while shutting out the Rams.

By Michael J.A. Nauta Jr.

Gridiron action in the Miller Football League continued Sunday afternoon with both the Island Eagles and Cars Plus Rams battling one another in their season opener. In a game that showcased excellent defense from both sides, only two touchdowns were scored before a winner was decided. When all was said and done and the final whistle was blown, it was the Eagles who celebrated a 14-0 victory.

From the start of the match both teams came out looking for their first score of the game. However, both defenses came with their A-game and denied the other a chance a getting into the end zone. The entire opening period eventually came to a close with the scoreboard reflecting “goose eggs”.

It wasn’t until late in the opening half when the offensive production began. With less than six minutes left in the second quarter, the Eagles turned to a mixture of run and pass sequences to get the chains moving. A big run by quarterback Corey Chin allowed the Eagles into Rams territory.

Eagles Number 3, Stan Tesei, runs the play attempting to avoid the defensive player.(photo by Richard Camacho IV)

Eagles Stan Tesei, runs the play attempting to avoid the defensive player.(photo by Richard Camacho IV)

On the ensuing play, Chin would find an open Reggie Baylor for a 22-yard reception to set up a first and goal. Moments later, a two-yard plunge by John Paul Taijeron gave the Eagles a 6-0 lead. The PAT was converted to tack on an extra point.

Cars Plus valiantly put forth a strong effort to end their scoreless drought in the final minute of the half. However, a strong Eagle defense eventually forced a turnover to deny the opportunity. A pass attempt by Rams quarterback Leeray Zapatos would get picked off by Joe Terlaje before the half.

Payless Ad

Second half action was much like the first with both teams still having a hard time punching in a score. Late in the third quarter, the Eagles were in great position to score only to be stopped after an interception by Jeremy Manglona. After several plays, the Rams were poised to equalize as they marched the ball downfield. Defense was key as Cars Plus was forced to punt.

In the fourth period, the Rams lost possession of the ball after a forced turnover. The Eagles took advantage and was able to convert for a touchdown after Chin located Baylor in the corner of the end zone for six. Another PAT conversion made it a 14-0 game. The final minutes of the game went unscathed as no other points were scored. When the final whistle was blown the Eagles raised their hand victorious and opens their season with a 1-0 record.

PHOTO GALLERY BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

0001-57800448

Eagles Hank Sablan continues to push forward as he is being pulled by a Ram defensive tackle. (photo by Richard Camacho IV)

Eagles Hank Sablan continues to push forward as he is being pulled by a Ram tackler. (photo by Richard Camacho IV)

Eagles Gavin West catches the ball for a touchdown. (photo by Richard Camacho IV)

Eagles Gavin West has the ball slip through his hands in a valiant attempt. (photo by Richard Camacho IV)

Rams Pumpy Manglona attempts to push through the eagles defensive line.  (photo by Richard Camacho IV)

Rams Pumpy Manglona attempts to push through the Eagles defensive line. (photo by Richard Camacho IV)

agles Frank Fernandez attempts to run the ball while swarmed by the Rams defensive tackle. (photo by Richard Camacho IV)

Eagles Frank Fernandez runs the ball while swarmed by the Rams defensive tackle. (photo by Richard Camacho IV)

Pumpy Manglona struggles to break free from the eagles defense. (photo by Richard Camacho IV)

Rams Pumpy Manglona struggles to break free from the Eagles defense. (photo by Richard Camacho IV)

Ad

Athletes Birthdays by W5

GPS Sports Calendar

November

December 2021

January
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
Events for December

31st

No Events
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Events for January

1st

No Events
Events for January

2nd

No Events
Events for January

3rd

No Events
Events for January

4th

No Events
Events for January

5th

No Events
Events for January

6th

No Events
Events for January

7th

No Events
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Events for January

8th

No Events
Events for January

9th

No Events
Events for January

10th

No Events
Events for January

11th

No Events
Events for January

12th

No Events
Events for January

13th

No Events
Events for January

14th

No Events
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
Events for January

15th

No Events
Events for January

16th

No Events
Events for January

17th

No Events
Events for January

18th

No Events
Events for January

19th

No Events
Events for January

20th

No Events
Events for January

21st

No Events
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
Events for January

22nd

No Events
Events for January

23rd

No Events
Events for January

24th

No Events
Events for January

25th

No Events
Events for January

26th

No Events
Events for January

27th

No Events
Events for January

28th

No Events
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
Events for January

29th

No Events
Events for January

30th

No Events

National Guard Athletes

National Weightlifter Jacinta Sumagaysay

Sergeant Jacinta Sumagasay has had all kinds of weight on her shoulders and the Guam Army National Guard has been there through every step. The Guard has given Sumagaysay plenty of opportunities in life while also allowing her to do what she does best – lifting her way to Guam’s best in her weight class of 59kg.

Foody’s Fun Facts

Foody’s Fun Facts with Nichole Terlaje & Zian Benavente

We’ve got a pair of aces on this Foody’s Fun Facts as JFK Islanders tennis players Nichole Terlaje and Zian Benavente serve up some interesting facts!

Polls

Do you like the change of having ISA boys and girls sports being played at the same time? (example: boys & girls basketball going on at the same time)

View Results

COMING SOON …

3rd Quarter Sports

  • ISA/IIAAG Boys & Girls Basketball
  • ISA Boys Soccer
  • ISA Boys/Girls Tennis
  • ISA Wrestling
  • ISA Paddling
  • ISA Girls Softball

QUICK HITS

5-year-old Guam Sports Network boss Ezra Lujan presents Mangilao Mayor Allan Ungacta with a Free Library made by Team GSPN.
It includes kids books, supplies and backpacks in hopes of promoting children’s reading in Mangilao.

——————————————–

In GRC’s first race of the year, Derek Mandell and Sharon Hawley were the first male and female finishers of the Cross Island 10-mile run Saturday morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

More in Football