Eagles secure second win, break records at Hooper

Published 6:43 pm Saturday, August 26, 2023

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

Fort Dale Academy celebrated their second win of the season Friday against Hooper Academy with a 42-20 victory. Two players broke personal records –  senior players No.1 Alan Alvarez and No.6 Ethan Alford. 

Head coach Eric Folmar said he is proud of the team but there are improvements to be made. 

“It was great to get another win under our belt against Hooper,” Folmar said. “We certainly didn’t play to our standard in the game but anytime we can get out of there on top, we’ll take it. We’ve got to improve a lot if we’re going to accomplish some of the things we’ve set out for ourselves this season. Hopefully we can learn from our mistakes and be better next week.”

Email newsletter signup

The Eagles first touchdown was reached with a 51-yard pass from Alford to Alvarez in the first quarter. Then Fort Dale gained a second touchdown on a 79-yard pass in the second quarter. Two more touchdowns were scored in the second quarter by No.13 Cole Salter and Alford, ending the first half of the game 28-8. 

In the second half the Eagle’s scored twice – a six yard score from Salter and a six yard pass from Alford to Alvarez, ending the game 42-20. 

Alford commends the team for aiding in breaking his personal records.

“As a team we made some big accomplishments last night,” Alford said. “If it wasn’t for the line doing their assignments and for the receivers going out and making big plays, those records would not have been able to be broken. I’m very proud of them and can’t wait to get back to work for next week’s game.”

Alford broke his own school record for passing yards with 356 yards and his total offense school record with 456 yards, smashing his previous record of 388 yards. 

Alvarez set the school record for single game passing with 231 yards. The previous record was held by Luke Hutchison in 2009 with 220 yards.

Alvarez gives credit to his teammates as well for achieving his new record. 

“I am honored to hold the receiving record when I think about all the great athletes who have played at Fort Dale ahead of me,” Alvarez said. “I owe it all to my teammates. Our offensive line did a great job of blocking tonight and that gave Ethan time and he made some nice throws. It was a fun night!”