Eagles tie with TitansPublished 9:17pm Saturday, October 5, 2013
On a steamy, sun-soaked Saturday afternoon the Washington Eagles and the Greenville Titans offenses evaporated under the hot sun as the two teams battled to a 0-0 double overtime time tie in a Community Youth Football League 8U division contest at Kugler Field.
It was a defensive battle all the way throughout the game as both teams took turns stopping each other’s drives in a hard fought tie.
“I’ve never seen that before,” Eagles coach Greg Warren said of the 0-0 tie. “It was a defensive game.”
Despite the score, each team had a reason to leave with their heads held high as each team made key stops throughout the contest.
After three quarters of battling inside the 30s, the Titans (0-1-1) finally reached the red zone late in the fourth quarter as running back Barak Meachem became a force. However, the Redskins (1-0-1) , led by safety Tavon McIver, stood up to the pressure and kept the Titans from scoring.
“My little man (Tavon) played great for us,” Warren said. “He saved a touchdown and was making big tackles for us all day.
“Larry Ebron got a turnover and a lot of sacks for us. They both played excellent on defense.”
In overtime, each team received the ball on the 10-yard line, but neither team could cross the goal line as both squads played superior red zone defense.
“The boys fought hard,” said Titans coach Lee Kuberaki. “They’re seven- and eight-year olds and sometimes it’s had to keep their focus, but the boys fought hard. We teach them to fight like Titans and at the end of the game be gentleman and that’s what they did today.”
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