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Del Oro crushes Div. I Bullard

By: Journal Sports Staff
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There is no place like home for Golden Eagles’ football. After suffering a loss in Las Vegas last week, the team returned to Loomis on Saturday and pounded last year’s Central Section Div. I champion, the Bullard Knights, 41-19. Senior Quarterback Max Magleby found retribution following a tough battle with the wind last week, as he completed a touchdown pass to junior receiver Daniel Thomas for Del Oro’s first six points of the game. Magleby said he felt more comfortable and confident this week, but owes a lot of his success to the offensive line that had to make do without 6-3, 265 pound Zach Heath. “I felt very comfortable with our line this week,” Magleby said. “They did outstanding.” With the game pushed all the way to nine o’clock, the two-year starting quarterback said he was anxious to get out there. Apparently, it was worth the wait as Magleby not only threw a touchdown pass early, but converted both of his passes on a couple key third downs late in the game. The play that broke it open for the Eagles happened on the first play of the second half as Kenny Andri returned the kickoff for a touchdown. “Kenny’s run-back was definitely the biggest play of the game,” junior defensive-back Austin Howerton said. Andri ended the night with three touchdown runs. Junior Nick O’Sullivan ran in two more. Del Oro’s defense had a solid night holding a very talented opponent to under 20 points while coming up with two interceptions. The Golden Eagles next game is against another Golden Eagle team, Clovis West High, in Fresno on Sept. 11.