The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Prep Football: Happy Homecomings

  • Eagles overcome conditions to post third shutout of season
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  • Mother Nature may have rained on Eldorado's homecoming parade, but the Eldorado High School football team had other ideas.
    The Eagles shined brightly on a night where they scored 33 unanswered points in the second quarter to shutout Elverado-Trico 47-0 in Black Diamond Conference action at Boz Adams Field.
    With the win, Eldorado stays perfect in a three-way race for conference supremacy with Fairfield and Chester still unbeaten as well.
    Eldorado head coach Brandon Hampton said the win is satisfying because he knows how high school kids can react to certain situations.
    "It's exciting because when you look at the schedule, you see those big games you have coming. High School kids are extremely fragile and extremely confident. For us, I think it's great that we got off to such a good start. We feel good about ourselves, we're healthy and I think we're getting better and improving each week."
    Meanwhile, the Falcons drop to 0-4 on the season, in a night where the Eldorado defense once again shut the door.
    Elverado-Trico was held to just 47 total yards of offense, while the Falcons gained 39 on the ground.
    Elverado-Trico couldn't generate much on offense as they were limited to three first downs on the night and fumbled a few times as well.
    Eldorado capitalized early and often, scoring on nearly every possession in the first half as Dylan Roberts paced the Eagles offense with 52 yards on the ground and three touchdowns.
    Tyler Deaton led the Eldorado rushing attack with 95 all-purpose yards, 75 of which came on the ground.
    Derek Mitchell rushed for 65 yards on five carries as Eldorado went for over 300 on a misty night at Boz Adams Field.
    As much as Eldorado was able to do on the ground, Hampton was more impressed with the play of his quarterback, Nathan Burnett who passed for 47 yards.
    "I thought we made some plays on the perimeter, but I was impressed with what Burnett was able to do on play action," Hampton said. "We got the ball outside a little bit. Coach (Joe) Clark and coach (Al) Way continue to get our guys in a position where we can see some things on film and correct it. We win these games like this because we just trust the process, the way we lift and the way we prepare for 12 months around here."
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