High School Football:
Saturday, October 30, 1999
By Boog Williams
It was a very warm day, the sun was shining, and it was Homecoming for Edgewood High School. What a great day for Homecoming, and to honor the 9-0 Football Team from 1969. It should have been an easy day for Edgewood, but Bishop Eustace did their best to not let that happen.
In the first half, the Edgewood offense could not move the ball against the pumped up Bishop Eustace defense. The Edgewood players were having a bad game. When the offense moved the ball, it was called back for holding, clipping, or ineligible man down field. This also could have been due to Bishop Eustace playing a great game. On the Eustace sidelines, there were worries because in almost all of their games this season, Eustace was ahead until they lost it in the fourth quarter. Most of their players play both offense and defense, and they are only a Group II Team. Bishop Eustace got the first score of the game. Edgewood had the ball and tried to run a pitch to the left. The Eagles' quarterback pitched the ball behind the running back and Bishop Eustace's #59 picked up the ball and ran it in for the T.D. The extra point was made by #33. Near the end of the first half, Bishop Eustace was driving. On fourth down, at the Eagles' 30 yard line, Edgewood's #40, Charles Duckett, blocked a pass to a wide open #44. This play kept the game at Eustace 7 - Edgewood 0.
In the second half, Edgewood fumbled the ball on the first drive. It looked like it was going to be a long day for the Eagles. The running back, #17 Jason Sapp, took a pitch to the right and broke three tackles for the T.D. The extra point was missed, so Bishop Eustace still had a 7-6 lead. Near the end of the fourth quarter, Edgewood's #17, Jason Sapp, scored on a run to the right (see video clip below). Edgewood went for two, but missed. The score was Bishop Eustace 7 - Edgewood 12. The defense came up big for Edgewood as they intercepted a pass on Bishop Eustace's final drive. This showed that Edgewood is a good football team because they pulled out a win that they should not have won.
At half time, the Undefeated 1969 Team was introduced (see related article). The King and Queen of the 1999-2000 school year were also presented. Runners up for the Senior Class were part of the presentation as well. Click here for more game photos.
Photos by Boog Williams
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