Varsity Football Notches Win in First Game

Caeden Sargent

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With senior Cameron Turner catching three touchdowns, and going for 138 receiving yards, the Eagles won their season opener against Nimitz 48-27.

Senior quarterback Lukas Mulvey threw three touchdown passes while going 12 of 15 for a total of 197 passing yards and one rushing touchdown. Turner didn’t drop a ball, hauling in five receptions, three for touchdowns.

“I think I played great to start the season off, but all because of what those other guys did to me, by pushing me, and making me even better than what I am right now,” Turner said.

The ground game was effective with senior Marcus Johnson rushing for 83 yards, two touchdowns, and junior quarterback Aaron Bertrand picking up a rushing touchdown on 46 total yards.

Returning from a severe ACL/Meniscus injury putting him out for all of the 2018-2019 season, senior safety Khristian Rhodes came back to lead the team with nine total tackles while helping the defense hold Nimitz to two touchdowns in the first half and two in the second, while junior Tomaso Brown got the only sack.

“It felt very good and refreshing to comeback from such a brutal injury that most people don’t comeback from and winning against Irving Nimitz for the first time in three years, and just winning our first game of the season was a huge stepping stone,” Rhodes said.

The Eagles face Samuell in week two giving them a chance to go 2-0 for the first time since the since the 2011 season.

“The culture of this team changed from last year to this year – last year we laid out a platform of wins, and that’s when the culture started to change,” Mulvey said. “This year’s culture is for us to go out and win every single game we can.”