Statement Win: BC feasts on Falcons

Rushing attack helps move Eagles to 1-1


Hunter Trail races down the sideline in the Eagles’ victory over Heights on Friday at BC. Photo by Adrie Nordhus.

Adrian Holguin, Sports Editor

Heights at Bishop Carroll Football Recap

Statement Victory:
After a difficult loss against the Northwest Grizzlies just a week before, the Golden Eagles flew into Family Stadium and put up a very convincing and dominating performance against the Heights Falcons on Friday. Led by a very impressive performance from their running game, the Golden Eagles feasted on the Falcons 55-14.

Golden Eagle Rushing Game:
The Golden Eagle rushing attack, led by Hunter Trail, had a very impressive showing against the Falcons, putting up 311 total yards as well as seven touchdowns on the ground. Hunter Trail (RB) seemed to have his coming out party against Heights, posting north of 150 yards and three touchdowns. Aiden Niedens (QB) also put up impressive rushing numbers from under center with 63 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries. The Eagles second running back on the depth chart, Jadonn Williams, also had an impressive showing with 68 rushing yards and a touchdown. Jayden Seiwert (RB) was able to put the nail in the coffin with a fourth-quarter touchdown, and he finished the night with 40 yards and one touchdown on eight carries. The tremendous showing from the Eagles offensive line, led by senior Marshal Baalman and junior Gabe Havlovic ,also should not go unnoticed.

Heights star fullback Joshua Sanders had trouble getting it going on the ground, finishing with only 84 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries. The Falcons defense was playing solid throughout the first quarter but seemed to begin to unravel midway through the second, and they seemed to not be able to recover throughout the second half. The Falcons passing game still could not get it going in week 2, only putting up 16 total passing yards. John Randle was one of the lone bright spots for the Falcons. He put up 126 total kick return yards, including a 95 yard kickoff return touchdown in the first play of the second half.

Golden Eagles Passing Attack:
It was clear that the Golden Eagle Passing attack was not as big a part of coach Trail’s game plan this week as it was last week against Northwest, but despite this Aiden Niedens was still able to put together 140 yards and a touchdown on 17 throws. Noah Ferguson was the main contributor out of the receiving room with 48 receiving yards on three receptions, including a beautiful over the shoulder catch in the second half to help put the Falcons away.

Golden Eagles Defense:
The Golden Eagles defense led by Defensive Coordinator Jim Nance played exceptional on Friday. They were able to lock up the high powered Heights rushing attack led by Sanders, while consistently causing fumbles and wreaking havoc in the backfield. They were also able to keep themselves off the field, allowing their offense to consistently put up points throughout the game.

Going Forward
The Golden Eagles must continue their momentum from this game going into this next week’s game against South. This offense must continue to be built through the running game. The defense also must continue to create turnovers week-in and week-out. If they do these things then they should be able to make a deep run at the school’s fourth state title.