Inglemoor falls in opener

  • Written by Don Mann

It was not the kind of opener Inglemoor was looking for:

thirteen penalties, two lost fumbles by its feature back and 11-of-29 completions by its combined

senior quarterbacks led to a 23-7 drubbing from crosstown rival Juanita at Bergh Field under a full moon

Friday night.

It was 7-7 at halftime, anybody's game.

But Inglemoor's Jake Jones, bulldogging his way up the right side on the fifth play of the third quarter,

got clobbered by a cluster of Rebels and coughed up the football.

Inglemore Football
Inglemoor's Eric Strathy hauls in a first quarter reception at Juanita. Photo by Don Mann.
It was recovered by a defensive back for a scoop and score to make it 14-7 two minutes into the second


And things got no better for the Vikes, as they were forced to punt quickly on their next possession.

On a third-and-3 at the 44-yard line, Juanita completed a short pass that went a long way -- broken

tackles -- down to the four yard line.

A short pass over the middle -- wide open to the same guy -- made it 20-7 with six minutes to go in the

third quarter.

Inglemoor had no response except for penalties that pushed them back.

Early in the fourth quarter, Hans Fortune completed a pass to Eric Strathy that went for 16 yards, but it

was deleted by a holding penalty and Inglemoor was forced to punt again.

The punt was fumbled and recovered by Jones as Inglemoor gained life with time running out.

Two plays later, Jones fumbled again and it was recovered by the Rebels.

Juanita's kicker then added a 39-yard field goal to bump up the score.

Inglemoor hosts Meadowdale this Thursday at Pop Keeney.

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