Eagles Suffer a Tough Loss at Homecoming Game


Irma Golden

The Eagles put in heart filled effort despite a huge loss during the game on Friday night.


The Dunlap High School football team hosted their annual homecoming game in Dunlap at 7:30 p.m. last Friday. The Eagles had a big game ahead of them as they were set to play the undefeated Metamora Redbirds. Dunlap had a tough night as they lost with a score of 35-14.


The Redbirds started off strong against the Eagles as they scored a touchdown in their first possession.


“Our game plan was to stop their run game and make them one-dimensional,” says Dunlap senior, linebacker, Shane O’brien.


Dunlap struggled to get points on the board as they were down twenty-eight points at halftime.


Dunlap did, however, win the battle of the second half. They had two touchdown runs from junior Isaiah Curry and senior Andrew Pogue. They also had several stops on defense.


Senior wide receiver and safety, Aizik Hatch stated after the game that they, “stepped up and played as a team second half.”


“This game was out official wake up call, and that we can’t expect to be the same team as last year’s without figuring out our new team first,” Hatch also stated.


The Eagle’s homecoming halftime show was also well received. The Dunlap Cheerleaders and Dance team performed their new routines and the marching band and flags also performed their rendition of “Turn.”


The Dunlap football team advance to 3-2 for the season and are set to play the East Peoria Raiders next Friday at 7:30 p.m.