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Salt River High School Eagles player Lloyd Lewis, No. 36, scores the first touchdown for Salt River during the team’s home opener against the Gilbert Christian Knights.

Eagles First Home Game

By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

On August 26, The Salt River High School Eagles varsity football team opened the season with a home game against Gilbert Christian, and it was a tough loss.

The Eagles fell short as the Knights scored several touchdowns during the first quarter, taking the early 20-0 lead. On a positive note, No. 71 Trevor Waters and No. 72 Jason Chiago played good defense as they tackled a Knights player.

The Knights battled on offense with every possession. On one play they completed a pass caught on the Eagles 1-yard line, scoring a touchdown to increase their lead 36-0.

The Eagles players kept their heads in the game and stayed focused on earning a chance to score, but the Knights intercepted a pass from Eagles quarterback Btaka Brown and ran it into the end zone to widen their lead.

The Eagles improved their spirits as Lloyd Lewis put together a run and was tackled at the 5-yard line. The Eagles scored on their next drive, putting themselves on the board in the second quarter.

Shortly after, the Eagles scored another touchdown, but they still trailed 38-12.
The late score was not enough as the Knights tacked on 27 additional points to win the game 65-12.

 

Varsity Football Schedule
*All games are played at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
September 16 vs. Rancho Solano Preparatory (Homecoming)
September 23 at Veritas Prep
September 29 at Fort Thomas
October 7 vs. Ajo
October 14 at Mogollon

For more information call the Salt River High School at (480) 362-2000

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