Eagles keep on truckin' all
by Misty Volaski
"Hard pounding, gentlemen. Lets see who pounds the longest,"
were the words of the Duke of Wellington at the battle of Waterloo,
and such was the physical contest between the Ojai Eagles J1
Gold and the Oxnard '49ers.The Eagles pounded the longest and
came out ahead 28-6, improving their perfect record to 7-0. Dougie
Davidson was his usual self and dealt out some crushing blocks
which sprung his running backs into the end zone. Chad Gibson
stepped it up on defense (with five tackles) as did Daniel Vigil
(eight tackles, a QB sack and an interception), and Chris Gibson
(seven tackles and four assists).
Cody Burr played another excellent game tying up the middle and
clogging blocking assignments, and Mike Minnier did a great job
of containing the speed of the Oxnard team.
The J1 Gold team fell behind early, 6-0, but came back strong
when Jimmie Johnson made an over-the-shoulder fingertip catch
from Shane Wolcott for a 40-yard touchdown. Johnson finished
the day with three catches for 135 yards. Daniel Vigil had another
great day rushing, carrying the ball 12 times for 136 yards and
Shane Wolcott finished with four completions out of seven attampts
for 140 yards. Anchored by its line, Taylor Kelly, Phillip Long,
Tanner Cobb, Bryan Smith, Parker Johnson, Nathan Fennel, Chris
Whittaker and Lance Allen, the Eagles offense amassed 376 total
yards of offense.
The J2 Eagles used a strong defensive preformance to win a tight
6-0 game against a tough Camarillo White team.
The Ojai Senior Eagles ran for 372 yards of offense for a final
score of 41-20 over the Oxnard 49ers. Austin Johnsen scored two
touchdowns while Richard Loughman, Josh Benitez and Eric Luna
each scored one. Luna, who also kicked for three extra points,
intercepted a pass and ran 50 yards for his touchdown.
Defensively, Benitez blocked a pass, while A.J. White blocked
a pass resulting in an interception by Loughman. Jacob Weeces
caused a fumble to stop the '49ers from scoring.
© 2002 The Ojai Valley News
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