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Mountain View blanks sloppy Eagles

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-- Eagle Point's defense held on as long as possible before giving way Friday night.

Mountain View senior running back Tom Hackenbruck rushed for one touchdown and scored another on a screen pass as the Cougars scored three times in the second half en route to a 21-0 non-conference football victory.

They're a good team, but we really shot ourselves in the foot, Eagle Point coach Mike Johnston said. When you have nine punts, six fumbles and an interception, you're going to have a tough time.

Nonetheless, the Eagles (0-3) kept the Cougars (2-1) out of the end zone until the third quarter when Mountain View grabbed a fumble deep in Eagle Point territory.

Scott Stockton had his nose broken and lost the ball as he returned a punt, and the Cougars recovered at the EP 8.

Nonetheless, the Eagles nearly held before Hackenbruck dove over the top on fourth-and-one for the TD.

The wind dictated field position in the third quarter and we played most of the second half on our end of the field, said Johnston.

Colton Angellotti dashed 22 yards on a sweep around the left side as Mountain View extended its advantage to 14-0.

Hackenbruck then closed out the scoring when he caught a screen pass from quarterback Taylor Dreu and rambled 28 yards to the end zone.

The Eagles had both their best scoring opportunity and biggest defensive effort of the night in the first half.

Senior defensive back Kevin Johnston intercepted a pass for the second game in a row, thwarting a Mountain View drive at the Eagle Point 15 in the first half.

The Eagles then made it all the way to the Cougar 28 before they lost eight yards on a fumbled handoff to stall the drive.

SHELDON 28, CRATER 14-- At Central Point, Crater closed within seven points with five minutes to play but couldn't complete a comeback from a 21-0 halftime deficit.

Brent Foster's 47-yard punt trapped Sheldon deep in its territory to set up Crater's first touchdown. The Comets stopped the Irish at their own 9 and set up shop at the Sheldon 30 following a 21-yard punt.

Eight plays later, Tanner Hillyer scored on a 2-yard plunge.

Foster's PAT made it 21-7.

Crater got the ball back at the Sheldon 43. Six plays later, quarterback P.J. Price hooked up with Kenny Strate for a 25-yard TD pass -- Crater's first aerial score of the year.

Sheldon then reeled off three first downs before punting to Crater's 7. But the Comets went nowhere, throwing three incompletions and turning the ball over on downs at the their own 10 with 1:44 to play.

On second down, Jef Re, who scored on a 5-yard run in the first quarter, fumbled at the Crater 5. Devin Brewer, who had scored Sheldon's second touchdown on a 30-yard reception, smothered the ball in the end zone for the clinching TD.

Price completed 11 of 30 passes for 150 yards for the Comets, while Scott Toney rushed for 83 yards on 22 attempts.

ROSEBURG 55, KLAMATH UNION 6-- At Klamath Falls, Roseburg quarterback Kevin Linderman ran for two touchdowns and threw a touchdown pass as the Indians rolled past the Pelicans.


..............7 18 16 14 -- 55 Klamath Union

............0 6 0 0 -- 6

R -- Linderman 5 run (Mybre kick). R -- Linderman 33 run (kick failed). R -- Newton 11 pass from Linderman (run failed). R -- Manser 2 run (run failed). R -- safety. R -- Bixby 19 run (Linderman run) R -- Plummer 2 run (Myhre kick). R -- Cope 25 run (Myhre kick).