The Brady Eagles hosted Paxton for a conference game on Thursday, Sept. 29, and at the end of the first quarter of play it looked as though the teams and fans might be in for a close game. However, that all changed in the second quarter when the Tigers found their stride, and never looked back.

The Eagles came into the contest with a 3-1 record, while the Tigers were looking for their first win. Much to the surprise of Brady fans, Paxton found that win in a big way - beating the Eagles 68-18.

When the clock wound down on the first quarter, the score was 8-6 Paxton. But in quarter two, the Tigers put 30 more points on the board to the Eagles 12, to take a 38-18 lead into the halftime lock room.

Sadly, Brady would not score another point in the second half. Meanwhile, Paxton tacked on another 24 in the third quarter, and 6 in the fourth. The win improves Paxton’s record to 1-4 on the season, while Brady moves to 3-2.

The Tiger secondary held Brady to just 33 passing yards on the night, while the Tigers QB completed 7 of 9 passes for 126 yards. However, the Eagles did see some positive yardage on the ground, out rushing the Tigers 258 yards to 193. Unfortunately, the Eagles had trouble converting those rushing yards to points.

Senior Dillon Miller was the leading rusher for the Eagles, picking up 96 yards on 17 carries, including a 47-yard run. Miller also scored one of Brady’s three touchdowns.

Fellow senior Blake Lusk rushed for the other two Brady scores, carrying the ball 12 times for 68 yards on the night. He also blocked a field goal 

Defensively, Chas Wee led the Eagles in tackles with 6. Cameron Carr and Rylie Shirk each had 5 tackles, and Carr got a sack for a 9-yard loss on Paxton. 

The Eagles host unbeaten Arthur County this evening (Oct. 6) for a 7 p.m. kickoff. They will finish their regular season on Friday, Oct. 21 when they travel to Wauneta-Palisade. That game is set for 6 p.m.

Contact Ellen Mortensen at ellen@syndicatepub.com or call 308.537.9498