The night didn’t start out or end the way the Seagraves Eagles are used to playing.
Early in the first quarter the Seagraves Eagles handed the Van Horn Eagles a turnover in the form of an interception by Landon Drake. Drake in turn ran for a 35 yard touchdown.
After the kick off, and a couple of plays on the ground, Seagraves handed Van Horn another turnover when Quashus Williams fumbled the ball on the 47 yard line. Van Horn’s Alex Urias ran it for a touchdown, making it a 12 to 0 ballgame.
In the second quarter Seagraves came up with their own interception and took the ball down the field to score a touchdown. Will Wilkens ran 1 yard for the first of two scores for the night and after the TD Antony Conde kicked the extra point. That cut Van Horn’s lead to 12 – 7. After a successful on-side kick, Wilkens ran 49 yards up the middle of the field for another touchdown. The 2-point conversion by Quashus Williams made the score 15 – 12, giving the Seagraves Eagles the lead going into halftime.
After a slow start to the second half, late in the fourth quarter, with 5:41 left in the game, the Van Horn eagles launched what would turn out to be the winning drive. Rafael Rodriquez ran the ball in from 1 yard to bring the score to 18 – 15 in favor of Van Horn.
A point-after-attempt was blocked and recovered by Richard Longoria, of the Seagraves Eagles, for an 85 yard two point conversion. That brought the lead to 18 – 17 in favor of the Van Horn Eagles. The kick off to Seagraves left our Eagles in pretty good shape to score after the on-sides-kick was recovered by Seagraves in Van Horn territory. The following plays only lost ground as Wilkens was sacked a couple of times and penalties marched the Eagles backwards.
The final score Van Horn 18 – Seagraves 17.
Having this week open will help Seagraves get ready for District play against Tahoka. Seagraves will play at Tahoka at 7:00 p.m. on October 7.
If you cannot make the drive be sure to listen live to the game at SeagravesSportsRadio.com or download the free app, Seagraves Sports Radio in your app store.