* CONTRIBUTED BY DEREK RHODES
LEETONIA, OH – The excitement in the air was palpable, and the fans filled the stands with eager anticipation. Both teams had their sights set on victory, but as the game unfolded, it was clear that the Eagles were soaring to new heights.
The first quarter saw both teams locked in a battle of wills, with neither side giving an inch. But as the clock ticked down, the Eagles’ offense began to show its teeth. At 8 minutes and 32 seconds, the game-changing moment arrived.
Andrew Ogilvie, the Eagles’ star running back, took a handoff from quarterback Luke Courtney and burst through the line of scrimmage with blazing speed. With every stride, he left defenders in his wake. At last, he crossed the goal line with a 17-yard touchdown run. The stadium erupted in cheers as the Eagles took an early 7-0 lead after a successful PAT by their reliable kicker.
The Eagles’ momentum was unstoppable. Less than a minute later, at 7 minutes and 56 seconds, Ogilvie struck again, this time with a 2-yard touchdown run. The crowd was on its feet as the Eagles’ offense continued to shine. The PAT was good, and United led 14-0.
With the Bears struggling to find answers, Luke Courtney showcased his passing skills. He connected with Tyler Newburn on a beautiful 36-yard completion, setting up a 1-yard quarterback sneak by Courtney himself. In the blink of an eye, the Eagles extended their lead to 21-0 with another successful PAT.
But the Eagles were far from finished. Andrew Ogilvie, the game’s standout performer, added another touchdown to his name with a 3-yard rushing score at 3 minutes and 9 seconds remaining in the first half. The PAT was good, and the Eagles soared to a commanding 28-0 lead.
The Bears couldn’t catch a break, and the Eagles didn’t let up. With just 2 minutes and 23 seconds left in the half, Ogilvie found the end zone once more, this time with a 4-yard touchdown run. The extra point was successful, and the Eagles led 35-0, leaving the Bears reeling.
As the game wore on, the Eagles’ defense stood tall, denying the Bears any opportunity to claw back into the contest. The final whistle sounded, and the scoreboard read United Eagles 35, Leetonia Bears 0.
It was a dominant performance by the United Eagles, with Andrew Ogilvie leading the way with five touchdowns on the night. The crowd cheered their team’s triumph, and the Eagles celebrated their resounding victory under the Friday night lights.