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E.P. grabs first win; Chaffee falls

Monday, September 17, 2001

SCOTT CITY - The East Prairie Eagles secured one of their biggest wins in recent memory on Friday by defeating SEMO South rival Scott City 35-14 on the road.

It's the first time the Eagles have beaten Scott City since 1996.

"There's no doubt, this is a huge win for us," said East Prairie head coach John Garner, whose team improves to 1-2.

"We came back from a disappointing loss the week before. We had a great week of practice and we came back and had a huge victory against a team we haven't beaten in a while. The last time I was on that field we got beat 55-0. So I'm really proud of our kids, they played hard tonight."

East Prairie stepped it up on defense, snatching four interceptions off Scott City quarterback Jeremy Glastetter, returning one for a score.

"In year's past that was some of the things that we weren't getting," said Garner. "We returned an interception for a touchdown and we haven't had a defensive touchdown since I've been at East Prairie. It's just great for our kids and our program."

East Prairie sophomore Josh Boyer had a monster game, rushing for 171 yards on 34 carries with three TDs.

"He's gotten better every week," said Garner. "He played every single down, even special teams. He carried 34 times tonight and that's a load to carry. But it wasn't just him. We did a lot better job up front tonight."

Chase Brewer carried six times for 61 yards with a TD and David Heath had six carries for 44 yards before leaving with a broken ankle.

"This is a big confidence builder for our team," said Garner. "The only problem is we lost one of our seniors tonight to a broken ankle and we lost a junior (Jarrod Hutcheson) last week to a broken wrist and they're out for the season. But we'll come together and fight through it and do the best we can."

Shoffner returned the interception 36 yards for the touchdown. Heath, Boyer and Matt Boyer also recorded interceptions.

Scott City's (0-3) Brad Glenn carried 27 times for 99 yards with a TD. He also turned a screen pass into an 80-yard touchdown.

Chaffee -- The Chaffee Red Devils fell to Piggott, Ark., on Friday 34-13 to fall to 1-2 on the year.

In the game Jeremy Hahn led the Devils with 147 yards on 29 carries with one touchdown. Jeremy Dannenmueller also chipped in 39 yards on 4 carries.

Uhrahan, the quarterback for the Devils, was 6-11 on the night with 67 yards and two interceptions.

Brandon Davis had one catch for 11 yards. Also, James Reischman had 47 yards on four catches.

Piggott scored 14 in the first quarter, and seven in the second while Chaffee posted seven making the halftime score 21-7.

Piggott would score seven more in the third quarter and six in the fourth while Chaffee would again score seven to make the final 34-13.

"Piggott is a very big and physical team. I'm proud of my guys, they didn't quit and they hung around in this game." said Chaffee coach Alan Horrell.