Cherry Creek 21 - Eagles 14

MISSION VIEJO, CA., August 31, 2018 – In what could be considered a trap game by many, the Eagles (1-2) suffered their second loss of the season, but this time to a relatively unknown team by southern California standards in Cherry Creek of Colorado. The Bruins (2-0), the largest public school in Colorado (3,500 students), are currently the consensus number 1 ranked team in Colorado and have nine state championships to their resume and look to make it 10 with this year’s team. With all the parallels of a Trinity League dress rehearsal, the Eagles found themselves plagued with penalties anytime they gained momentum. By the end of the night, the Eagles were flagged with 10 costly penalties that seemed to come with any momentum gaining play.

Sophomore quarterback Peter Costelli finished his night 18/34 for 198 yards and one interception. Costelli’s two favorite targets on the night where Chase Nenad and Jake Ebach. Nenad hit the century mark with eight receptions for 100 yards, while Ebach finished his night with four catches for 69 yards. Running back Jake Thomas again proved to be a workhorse for the Eagles, rushing the ball 22 times for 111 yards and two touchdowns. Thomas is now averaging 100.7 yards a game with 55 carries and has all six of the Eagles’ rushing touchdowns.

Linebackers Matt Lynch and Connor Burke led the Eagles with tackles, as Lynch finished the night with 11 (5 solo, 6 assisted) and Burke with nine (6 solo, 3 assisted). Junior Logan Schwenke gave the Bruins fits all night, gathering 2.5 sacks on the night to bring his season total to 3.5.

NEXT UP: The Eagles are back at it again Friday as they host the Monsoons of Mayfair who are currently 3-0, having just recently defeated Lakewood last week, 20-6.

Sean Zeitler
Sports Information Director