Coach says he’s pleased with football teams performance

first_img Latest Posts Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Though his team finished on the short end of a 48-8 score against the undefeated Mattanawcook Academy Lynx on Friday in Lincoln, Ellsworth-Sumner coach Duane Crawford was pleased with the Eagles’ overall performance.“We played really well,” said Crawford, noting that with a small squad, “our starters are out there for the whole game, and they play hard right to the end.”The Eagles lost the services of running back Deonta Linscott to an ankle injury in the first quarter.But Crawford reshaped the backfield with Michael York joining Michael Garland, “and they did a great job running the ball,” he said.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textCrawford said Ellsworth-Sumner was knocking at the door for a touchdown in late in the second period, but ran out of time with the ball at Mattanawcook’s five-yard line.The touchdown for the Eagles came in the second half on a five-yard pass from quarterback Stephen Cowles to Wally Rumill, and Scott Parr ran the ball into the end zone for a two-point conversion.Cowles finished with 59 yards passing, 55 of those yards to Tyler Getchell, Garland led the team in rushing with 59 yards and York led the Eagle defense with five tackles.“For our special teams, it was the best we’ve ever played,” added Crawford. “Now we’re just hoping we can make it competitive against Mount View.”The Eagles will host the Mustangs Friday at 7 p.m.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print.center_img Bio GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected]last_img

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