Zionsville Times Sentinel

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September 23, 2013

Eagles offense sputters against Shamrocks

Westfield — The Westfield Shamrocks and Zionsville Eagles staged a defensive battle Friday night in Westfield in a steady, light drizzle.

In the end the Shamrocks made a couple more big plays and held off the Eagles 10-7.

“We had a big turnover in the first half that set them up perfectly,” Zionsville head coach Larry McWhorter said. “We had a nice defensive stand to hold them to a field goal, but that was the difference. The owned us all night with their defense. They did pretty much what they wanted too and had some big plays. We were not up to their standards.”

The yardage totally vs. virtually even between the two teams, with Westfield holding the ever so slight 222-215 advantage.

But as has been the problem throughout the season, the Eagles couldn’t score enough points.

“We brought in several defensive players to help out on offense this week,” McWhorter said. “That is costly because now you have regressed because they haven’t been playing it all year. When you get into pressure situations, they don’t know everything because they haven’t had the reps. A little more time will make that a little bit better.”

Neither team did anything in the first quarter, and the Shamrocks punted early in the second quarter and pinned the Eagles on their own 12.

After two runs lost a yard, the Eagles tried another run on third-and-long, but fumbled the ball. Westfield recovered at the 11 yard line.

The Eagles defense held strong, but Westfield’s Nick Dowd made a 21-yard field goal to give the Shamrocks a 3-0 lead they would carry into the half.

The defenses continued to dominate in the third quarter, with the two teams combining for just 75 yards on five possessions.

After Zionsville punted on the opening possession of the fourth quarter, Westfield mounted their clinching scoring drive.

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