|Taking a dash for the gap, Keagan Shubert and his team pull a season opening win against Stockton on September 2.|
While the game may have been moved to Stockton, Trego Eagles fans filled the stands and brought the home field advantage, supporting the football team to a solid win against the Stockton Tigers on September 2. The Eagles outscored the Tigers, 52-20.
The Eagles seemed to need a bit of time to warm-up, letting the scoreboard stay at zero while the Tigers put up 14 points during the first quarter.
However, the tone of the game changed in the second quarter as the Eagles scored two touchdowns but kept the Tigers out of the end zone. The Eagles kept up the pressure through the third quarter, scoring 24 points to the Tigers’ zero.
Trego ended the game by adding 14 more points in the fourth quarter while Stockton did manage six.
Having a very successful night, TJ Hafliger was named overall player of the game. Hafliger scored 18 points in touchdowns and two points in conversions, making him the top scorer of the night with 20 Eagle points.
Coach Pat Haxton also named Keagan Shubert offensive player of the game. Haxton praised Shubert for his “great leadership… and poise.” Adding that Shubert did “very good for his first start” as the QB.
Brady Mattke earned the title of defensive player of the game with eight tackles, 1.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. Haxton called Mattke “dominate up front” and credited him with “a great deal of improvement.”
The football team will continue its season against South Gray in Montezuma on September 9.