East County Sports

Eagles’ defense stymies Henry air attack

By Bill Dickens
© East County Sports.com
ALLIED GARDENS (8-29-15) — Scoring points has never been a problem for Granite Hills when the Eagles have faced Patrick Henry in the last three years.

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LYNDON FRANKLIN leads on a block in a game against Patrick Henry on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Photo Courtesy of TRyan Photography (Tammy Ryan)

Granted, most of the meetings have been non-league, but the fact is Granite Hills has rolled over Patrick Henry by a count of 188-93 in the last four meetings, including Friday night’s (Aug. 28) season opener won by the Eagles 36-20.

Defensively, Granite Hills put the muscle to the Patriots. Defensive end TYLER GONZALEZ scored on a 4-yard interception in the second half.

Defensive back  ELYJAH PALOMERA returned a 4th quarter interception 50 yards for a touchdown as the Eagles tallied 19 points to put the game away.

“I thought our defense played well,” said Granite Hills coach KELLAN COBBS.

Perhaps the highlight of that defensive effort was the coverage supplied by JJ GAEIR.

“He did a great job against a Division I receiver (Henry’s Dezmon Patmon),” noted Cobbs.

LYNDON FRANKLIN led Granite Hills’ ground game with 94 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries.

THOMAS YOUMOG chipped in with 81 yards on 13 carries for the Eagles.

Cobbs played rotation with three quarterbacks. RYAN ROJ fired a 44-yard scoring strike to JARROD WEISHAN in the 4th quarter.

LYNDON FRANKLIN gets the ball from JACOB SIEGFRIED in a game against Patrick Henry on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Photo Courtesy of TRyan Photography (Tammy Ryan)

LYNDON FRANKLIN gets the ball from JACOB SIEGFRIED in a game against Patrick Henry on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Photo Courtesy of TRyan Photography (Tammy Ryan)

 


 

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