Eagles edged by Lake City

By: Journal Sports Staff
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Both Del Oro High and Lake City traveled hundreds of miles to play in the Rocky Mountain Rumble football showdown in Pocatello, Idaho. Both teams displayed big-play offenses and hard-hitting defense. Both teams scored five touchdowns. Saturday’s tilt between the Loomis power and the talented Coeur d’alene bunch came down to extra points. The Golden Eagles came up just short, losing their season opener 34-33. Del Oro quarterback Mason Magleby was brilliant in his debut as a starter, passing for more than 250 yards and rushing for over 125. He hit Freddie Cargile with a long touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to put Del Oro on top 33-27. But Lake City, which played in Idaho’s 5A state semifinals last season, scored the tying touchdown and kicked the game-winning extra point with just under three minutes left in the game. The Eagles’ final drive was thwarted when Magleby scrambled on fourth down and was tackled just inches short of a first down. “Our first three kickers were hurt and Freddie (Cargile) did a great job, but it kind of came down to a couple of kicks,” Del Oro coach Casey Taylor said. “Our kids played really hard. I was real proud of them. Magleby had a phenomenal game.” Junior receiver Spencer Butterfield was on his way to a monster game until going down with an injury in the second quarter. Butterfeild had more than 100 receiving yards and two touchdown catches before leaving with the leg injury. His status for Friday’s game against Cardinal Newman is unknown. Joe Brunet led the Del Oro defense with 14 tackles. Taylor said the Eagles were disappointed with the loss, but gained a lot from their experience at Idaho State University. “It was a good chance for them to get on a college campus, it was a cool venue in the dome and being on TV, it was just a good opportunity for them,” Taylor said. “I wish we would have won, but it was great exposure for the kids. Now we’ve got to regroup for Cardinal Newman.”