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Page 8, Cloverdale Reveille, November 12, 1997 Eagles down Cards in "Baffle of the Birds" By Mike Carey In the so-called "Battle of the Birds," Cloverdale established a decisive edge in the pecking or- der last Friday night as the Eagles routed the Clear Lake Cardinals, 27-6. Only an 80-yard kickoff return followed by a short TD run in the final minute prevented the Eagles from registering their third con- secutive "goose egg" (shutout) on the scoreboard. It was an impor- tant victory for Cloverdale play- off hopes, distancing themselves further from Clear Lake and giv- ing them a 7-2 record, 3-1 in league play. Despite the lopsided score and an overall yardage advantage of 348 to 222, the Eagles had to turn back numerous Cardinal threats through the first three quarters that could have changed the com- plexion of the contest. Clear Lake pushed deep into Eagle territory on its first four possessions, only to be stymied by a stout defensive effort: the Cardinals were zero for four on fourth down attempts. The Eagle offense experienced few such disruptions and sent a strong message on the game's opening possession. Facing a fourth-and-one at their 40, the Eagles went for it and suc- ceeded. Then, with third and long and the ball still on the Cloverdale side of the 50, Brady Cox complet- ed three consecutive passes, to Chris Lands for 17 yards, then 18, and to David Smith from 18 yards out. The Eagles elected to go for the two-point conversion when a pen- alty moved the ball inside the two. That strategy paid off as TJ Bird plunged in for an 8-0 Eagle ad- vantage. The Cardinals answered with a 62-yard drive but ran out of downs inside the Cloverdale 12. From that point the Eagles traveled the length of the field in nine plays, with runs of 25 and 19 yards by Lands setting up a one-yard Bird TD. The PAT by Cox stretched the lead tO !5-0.  .  The Card response was another ,'jJh'c-h,  thioite ended at the Eagle 35. The key defensive play was a sack of the Card quar- terback by David Briseno and Steele Hardin. While that set up a drive that reached the Cardinal 23, it was short-circuited by a fum- ble. Any hopes Clear Lake had of ,getting on the scoreboard before the intermission were dashed by a Briseno-Mike Castrillo sack and an interception by Kevin Cook- mail. Clear Lake's first possession of the Second half was its most im- pressive. It took the Cards only four running plays to set them- selves up with a first-and-goal at the Eagle eight. However, on first down Mike Roberts and Mark Selberg teamed up for one tackle, Lands nailed the quarterback for a one-yard loss, and Selberg and Nick Angeli stuffed another rush- ing attempt. On fourth down Sean Montane and Castrillo both bat- ted down a futile pass attempt. The second half momentum still seemed to belong to Clear Lake when the Eagles had to punt from their own four yard line. A penal- ty nullified one booming kick by Bird, but he followed that up with a 58-yarder. Clear Lake managed to penetrate to the Eagle 34 but this time, with fourth-and-short, Andy VanderVeer and Bird teamed up for the stop. The Eagles then went 66 yards in eight plays, with Bird banging into the end zone just as the third quarter ended. Facing a 21-0 def- icit, Clear Lake was finally forced to punt after a.Angeli sack. This set up the final Eagle score, anoth- er time-consuming effort cover- ing 83 yards in 10 plays. Bird, who had been relatively held in check to this point with "just" 95 yards rushing, accounted for 73 in this possession alone. He would finish the evening with 159 yards on 23 carries, to go along with the three touchdowns. Lands accounted for another 142 yards, 73 on the ground in seven carries and the remainder the re- sult of four receptions through the air. Cox completed 10 of 12 passes, good for 127 yards and the one touchdown. Smith grabbed three of those comple- tions for 39 yards and also picked up eight more yards on a reverse. Tight end Brendan Hampton hauled in two catches and Mon- tane the other. This Sahztday afternoon the , Eagles travel to Fort Bragg for their final regular season game of the season. While the Timber- wolves, defending league and sec- tion champions, are down some this year, Fort Bragg has always been a difficult place for oppo- nents. On Sunday the Eagles will know their playoff fate, as teams put in their bids for North Coast Section berths. JVs beat Cards 14-6 By Roberta Lyons The Cloverdale Eagles junior varsity enjoyed a 14-6 victory over the Clear lake Cardinals last Fri- day. Cloverdale scored in the sec- ond quarter on a Nick Green two yard run but the kick failed. The touchdown was set up by a 43 yard pass from Mike Ramazzotti to Carlos Crippes. Score at half- time was 6-0. There were no points in the third quarter. In the fourth, the Eagles scored after Wade Meier scored with two minutes left in the game on a six yard run. The two point conversion was stopped by Michael McGuire and the game ended at 14-6. Defense had another outstand- ing performance in this game fea- turing standouts Wade Meier and Tory Young. Justin Sessions also had an excellent game. Charles Williams haman interception for the third game in a row and Jesse Balistreri and Paul Dogali had fumble recoveries. The JVs are 4- ran 30 yards down to the 15 yard- 5 in league. "Hopefully we will line and then two plays later finish on a winning note," coach scored on a three yard run mak- Steve Stewart commented, refer- ing it 12-0 plus the two point con- ring to the last game of the season version, with Fort Bragg on Friday, Nov. At 14-0 the Cardinals finally 14. . Your ucket to a secure ret00ement. For a recorded message of current rate information, call 1.800.4US BOND 1-800-487-2663 inAmica', OoBONDS @ A public service o[this newspaper I Cloverdale Ea VARSITY FOOTBALL CLOVERDALE EAGLES VARSITY FOOTBALL: (Back Row, From Left) Logan Crump, David Smith, Andy VanDerVeer, Mike Roberts, Mark Selberg, Steele Harden, and Sean Montane. (Third Row) T.J. Bird, Chris Lands, Cord Meier, Kevin Cookman, Brady Cox, Brenden Hampton, and David Bdseno. (Second Row) Mike Castfillo, Chris Glasgow, Ryan Peters, Antonio Lopez, Ben Smith, Dustin Haug, and Hector Galvan. (Front Row) Andres Lopez, Nick Kennedy, Sean Falleri, and Nick Angeli. JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL CLOVERDALE EAGLES JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL: (Back Row, From Left) Paul Dogali, Sean Lands, Dillon Mishler, Tim Duerte, TJ Beeson, David Lands, and Jamie Mishler. (Third Row) Derrick Wienke, Ruben Lopez, Carlos Crippes, Jarred Carroll, Ryan Gladden, Moises Barrajas, Donald Flannery, Jason Mancini. (Second Row) Sean O'Bden, Nick Green, Wade Meier, Mike Ramazzotti, Alan Robertson, Justin Sessions, Jason Brooks, Chris Gunn, and Nick Grell. (Front Row) Jesse Balistreri, Kyle Vandagriff, Germain Vera, Aarron Merrill, Torre Young, and Jack Eison. CHARLIE'S DONUTS &PASTRIES 122 E. First, 894-1882" Open 5 am, Men-Sat Sundays 7 am-2 pm CLOVERDALE FLOOR & WINDOW COVERING, INC. e 119 N. Clvd. Blvd. * 894-2334 Go Get 'Emil Eagles! FURBER RANC PLAZA SHOPPING CENTER Good Luck, Go For It! JIM DEMARTINI ATTORNEY AT LAW 112 West First St. 894-3800 Get On Their Case, Eag/est LONGS PHARMACY CLOVERDALE 790 S. Cloverdale Blvd. 894-4421 RX Phone 894-5206 .. Have a  nning Season Eagles! v CLOVERDALE SAW & MOWER CENTER 1301 S. 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