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. 

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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.