Eagles roll past U.S.Grant, 70-0
It had the air of a late preseason scrimmage, less the brutal heat and maybe half the crowd, but when it comes down to the won-loss column, chalk up a win for Eisenhower High School.
The Eagles scored on every first-half possession and played intimidating defense to roll past an outmanned and outcoached Oklahoma City U.S. Grant squad, 70-0, in a rare Thursday afternoon regular-season game at Cameron Stadium. The win snapped a five-game losing streak and marked the first District 6A-3 win for the boys on the west side of town who are now 2-6 overall and 1-4 in district.
"What can you say," said Ike head coach Boone Copeland. "It's still a good win for our guys. Bottom line is, we got to play everybody. But you know, your hats go off to U.S. Grant. Those guys continue to come, give effort and play the game of football."
The Generals, who were late arriving at Cameron Stadium, have been hammered week after week but continue to show up for practices during the week and Friday night games. Dan Burgess' team, which numbers less than 35 players on a good day and yesterday suited up only 26, has been outscored 284-0 in their its five District 6A-3 games. The Generals, 1-7 overall, last scored in Week Three in a 30-12 loss to Oklahoma Centennial. It should also be noted that Burgess was less two assistant coaches for the game.
"For the most part it says a lot for the kids to keeping coming out here," Burgess said. "There's definitely a level of frustration that sets in. Even when JV teams come in to play us we're so wore out because we have guys going both ways.