EISENHOWER NOTEBOOK/WEEK 7
The first three scores in Eisenhower's road contest at Choctaw last week were made by the home team.
Ike trailed 20-0 deep into the first half and only avoided a first half shutout when Bentley Bross ran for a 4-yard touchdown with 25 seconds left in the half.
The poor start made for Eisenhower to play from behind the entire duration of its 41-28 defeat as the Eagles' first district win is still alluding them this season.
"They're a pretty good football team," Ike head coach Danny Edelman said of Choctaw. "We didn't feel like we played our best ball game of the year. It was more so I think overcoming a lot of our own mistakes whether it be offense, defense or the kicking game. Then at the same time, the delays. We had two or three different delays that set the game back about 30 minutes."
Penalties were once again an issue for the Eagles as they were penalized 13 times for 149 yards. That and the weather made it tough for an otherwise solid Eagles offense to gain momentum.
"We did (control the ball)," Edelman said. "We had some good plays, some good offensive plays, and there were a lot of positive things that happened. Like always, whether it's a win or a loss, you have to go back and look at some of the things you didn't do well that you've got to correct and move forward. Then some of the things that you did well you want to improve in. That's kind of how we looked at the situation."
Not ideal conditions
One thing that did not help matters for the Eagles was the amount of weather delays due to rain and lightning. It resulted in the game not finishing until around 12:30 a.m.