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CHURUBUSCO â€” While many teams are settling in to the 2012 season, learning what works for this yearâ€™s team â€” and what doesnâ€™t â€” one thing hasnâ€™t changed for Churubusco. When the Eagles take the field, theyâ€™re going to win.
In fact, out of the last 36 regular season games â€™Busco has played, the Eagles have only lost three â€” just one on their home field.
Friday nightâ€™s contest against Prairie Heights was no different, as Churubuscoâ€™s offense racked up 42 points, and the defense held the Panthers scoreless.
Though the 42-point performance by the offense may seem like the highlight â€” â€™Buscoâ€™s true spotlight was the defense, which not only held Prairie Heights to no yards in the first quarter and 10 in the first half, but kept the Panthers from getting a first down until 6:46 left in the fourth quarter, after the reserves had taken the field.
â€śThe defense played outstanding,â€ť Churubusco Head Coach Lee Etzler said. â€śWe were hitting them pretty hard.â€ť
Churubusco scored all but one of its touchdowns in the first half, and only had three possessions in the second half, as the coaches agreed to use a running clock, speeding up the game.
Churubusco is back in action next week at Eastside.View more articles in: