Eagles Advance to Third Round


Lake Ridge Eagles Varsity Football Team after their win November 21, 2015 against Tyler John Tyler HS

The Lake Ridge Eagles varsity football team defeated Tyler John Tyler High School 77-51 Saturday at Forney’s City Bank Stadium.  The Eagles tied a school record by scoring 77 points in a single game.  Lake Ridge started quickly, taking a commanding 21-0 lead in the first quarter.

The John Tyler Lions mounted a comeback in the second quarter, scoring 23 points.  However, the Eagles took a 35-23 lead into halftime.  The Eagles continued their relentless offense with 21 points in both the third and fourth quarters.  The Tyler Lions did muster 51 total points, but it was not enough to defeat the Eagles.

The Lake Ridge offense was the shining star this week with 554 total yards, with 513 rushing yards. The high winds did seem to have a visible effect on the Eagles’ passing game as Jett Duffey threw for 35 yards and one touchdown.  However, The Eagles had three rushers with over 100 yards: Duke Carter with 197 yards and 4 touchdowns, Jett Duffey with 186 yards and 3 touchdowns, and Gerard McClain with 147 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Defensively, Lake Ridge forced a turnover on Tyler’s first play from scrimmage.  The Eagles’ special teams helped the cause as they blocked two punts to set up the offense with great field position.

The Lake Ridge Eagles (12-0) play Mesquite Poteet (9-3) this Saturday at 9pm at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.