The (5-2) Layton Christian Eagles came into town last Friday night to take on the (5-1) Cowboys on a tough fought battle all the way to the end. The big story was how the Cowboys could stop Jessaia Moala, the Eagles powerful running back.
The first quarter was a defensive struggle for both teams as the Cowboys came up with a big fourth down stop to shift the momentum back to the Cowboys. The Cowboys weren’t able to convert before punting it back to the Eagles, where they were able to punch it in for the first score and after a failed extra-point try to make it 6-0. The second quarter saw the Eagles driving deep in Cowboy territory again, before an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on the Eagles pushed them back from the two-yard line to the 17-yard line. Brandon Dayea broke through the line and blocked the Eagles field goal attempt to keep it 6-0.
The Cowboys offense weren’t able to get their rushing game going against the strong Eagles defensive in the first half. With 1:33 left in the second quarter, the Eagles punched in their second touchdown of the game to make it 14-0 after a successful two-point conversion.
The Eagles added one more score to punch it to 21-0 before the Cowboys recovered another fumble. Griffen Bone found high flying Kason Janes in the corner of the endzone for the Cowboys first score to make it 21-7. After the Cowboys came up short on a fourth down in the redzone – that would have made it a one touchdown game – the Eagles returned fi re by adding one more score for the final 28-7.
Coach Quarnberg added, “LCA played well. We played far from our best game but felt like we had chances. We dropped two games in a row to good teams that we will likely see again, and we will be excited for that opportunity. We have never lost three games in a row, so we will play desperate football against a tough and dynamic Milford team.”
Parker Franklin had a strong game, rushing for 104 yards against a huge strong Eagles defense. Kason Janes also had a big game, adding four receptions for 99 yards. The Cowboys face off against the Milford Tigers for Homecoming on Friday, September 30. Come support the Cowboys and make it loud for the visiting Tigers.