Chiefs exact vengeance, Eagles fall 21-7
Published 12:22 am Saturday, October 28, 2017
A much-improved Lakeside team wrestled control of the game from Fort Dale and never let go Friday as the Chiefs stunned the Eagles at home 21-7.
Though the Chiefs’ engines were slow to start—as a scoreless first quarter revealed—they soon roared to life in the second as a quarterback run brought Lakeside within striking distance to the Eagles’ 18-yard line, eventually finding pay dirt and taking a 7-0 lead with 9:46 remaining in the first half.
After exchanging a pair of punts, a promising FDA march downfield ended in disaster as an interception brought an abrupt end to the Eagles’ efforts to tie the game.
FDA fended off the Chiefs as the first half wound to a close to keep their deficit at 7 points, but the Chiefs struck back on its first possession of the second half as the Lakeside advantage swelled to 14.
The Eagles finally mounted a response as a pair of Luke Taylor carries set up a 1-yard push as Taylor was escorted by a sea of FDA jerseys for a touchdown with 9:39 left in the game.
A remarkable kickoff return from Jason Little set the Eagles up for a promising start at Lakeside’s 38. But despite driving to Lakeside’s 13-yard line, a turnover on downs ended the Eagles’ chance to even the odds once again.
A big Chiefs run from their own 13-yard-line gave the team their final score—and the final nail in the coffin—with just 2 minutes left on the clock to seal a 21-7 win.
Taylor led the Eagles with 17 carries for 85 yards, and he was 8 for 15 in the air for 122 yards.
Little led FDA’s receiving unit with 2 catches for 58 yards.
Braxton Daniels led the Eagles’ defense with 13 tackles, including a sack. Austin Phillips added 11 tackles of his own.