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By Adam Paul

Staff Writer,©

SPRING VALLEY – What a difference a week makes as last week the Granite Hills Eagles came out flat against the Hilltop Lancers but this time around things were quite different.

Granite got on the board first on a field goal by Justin McElligott to make it 3-0 early on in the first quarter.

Despite the early score the game was considered sloppy as penalties galore occurred of the every type variety. However the Eagles shook off the penalties as their defense rose to the challenge and forced a Shemar Greene fumble.

Jacob Siegfried for the Eagles took his cue at the quarterback position and work his magic as he was able to string together some great plays and cap things off with a 5 yard rushing touchdown to put the Eagles up 10-0 in the second quarter.

Not wanting to be overshadowed the defense got into the game as Eagles Ethan Bishop was able to pick off a pass which would lead to a 22 yard touchdown haul by David Tyler Gonzalez from Siegfried to extend their lead.

Mount Miguel would finally get on the board as Shemar Greene riggled his way to end zone to make it 17-7.

One of the bright spots for the Matadors was that Santino Pacheco was crowned homecoming king during the half time festivities.

In the second half the Eagles went back to business and were able to extend their lead thanks to a Gonzalez 8 yard score.

SCORE: Granite Hills 31, Mount Miguel 13

RECORDS: Granite Hills (6-2, 2-0), Mount Miguel (3-6, 1-2)

QUOTABLE I: “The running game worked well and we took advantage of some early turnovers.” Said Eagles Head Coach Kellan Cobbs.

GAME NOTES: For the Eagles, Siegfried finished with 70 yards passing on 6 of 14 and had 33 yards on the ground including the touchdown. Tyler Gonzalez on the ground scored a touchdown and ran for 36 yards and he caught a couple balls and scored. Seth Allister ran for 85 yards and a score.

GAME NOTES II: The Eagles defense had an interception along with a couple of sacks along with impressive red zone stances to keep the Matadors off the board.

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