The second battle of the NE took place at Matador stadium. Last week Andress took down Chapin, Friday night they take down Parkland 24-18.
Andress wasted no time, the opening kickoff was returned 98 yards for a touchdown by Malcolm Anderson. The Eagle defense would stumped parkland 3 times in the first quarter, allowing Andress to pull away. Malachi Do would have back to back rushing touchdowns for Andress and quickly would go up 21-0 in the first.
Anderson, Do and Cooper would make big plays all night for the Eagles on all 3 phases. The fire power of those 3 along with their quarterback Elias Duncan is dangerous when in sync. Duncan would show flashes of his speed with QB runs and scrambles. Cooper would play all over the field and show his versatility.
Turnovers, 3 and outs and a few failed 4 down conversions would be the story in the 2nd quarter. Parkland would have chances inside the redzone but wouldn’t be able to finish. The Andress defense proved to be too much. The Eagles would cap off the 2nd quarter with a field goal by Jonathan Robles from 28 yards out. However that would be the last time Andress would score.
The defenses from both sides would remain holding up until late in the fourth. Parkland would find a little bit of life and try to push for a comeback. With 6 minutes left in the game Isaiah Beasley would find the end zone for the Matadors, Parkland would have the PAT blocked. After another stop, the Matadors would strike again. Isaiah Beasley would once more score and bring Parkland within 12. Andress would drain the clock and punt with 30 seconds left.
Parkland started looking for their big target in DJ Crest and get the ball down the red zone. With just two seconds left they would find DJ Crest and come within 6. Andress would hold off Parkland’s late surge.
After the game Christian Molinar talked to Eagles coach Chris Taylor
Christian Molinar Reporting