ZIG WHEN THEY ZAG --
Eagles quarterback Korbin Covarrubiaz (4) found a seam in the Miles Bulldog defense and took the ball down the field for a nice gain. Covarrubiaz carried the ball nine times for 42 yards in the Eagles 35-6 victory over the Bulldogs on Friday, October 9th at Larry Mitchel Stadium in Eldorado. He also completed 14 of 26 passes for 225 yards and three touchdowns. -- MANDI UMPHRESS | THE ELDORADO SUCCESS
ZIG WHEN THEY ZAG -- Eagles quarterback Korbin Covarrubiaz (4) found a seam in the Miles Bulldog defense and took the ball down the field for a nice gain. Covarrubiaz carried the ball nine times for 42 yards in the Eagles 35-6 victory over the Bulldogs on Friday, October 9th at Larry Mitchel Stadium in Eldorado. He also completed 14 of 26 passes for 225 yards and three touchdowns. -- MANDI UMPHRESS | THE ELDORADO SUCCESS

The Eldorado Eagles coasted to a 35-6 win over the Miles Bulldogs on Friday, October 9th at Larry Mitchel Stadium in Eldorado.

The Warbirds were never really challenged in the game as they put 28 points on the board and held the Bulldogs scoreless in the first half.

Miles won the coin toss and deferred their choice to the second half. That meant the Eagles received the opening kickoff, which James Kimble returned to the Miles 49 yard line.

From there, Eagles quarterback Korbin Covarrubiaz connected on passes to Kimble, Jason Covarrubiaz and Cooper Meador. Covarrubiaz carried the ball himself to pick up a first down at the 11 then handed the ball to Santiago Hernandez who moved the Eagles to the Bulldog 6 yard line. Covarrubiaz then connected with David Barajas on a TD pass. Jonathan McGee kicked the extra-point to give the Eagles a 7-0 lead with 9:50 remaining in the first quarter.

The Eagles found the end zone, three more times in the first half. Damian Romo hauled in a pass from Covarrubiaz and took it 34 yards to pay dirt. McGee added the extra-point to extend the Eagles lead to 14-0.

It was bombs away early in the second stanza when Covarrubiaz connected with Barajas on a 71-yard TD pass. McGee made good on the extra-point try and the Eagles led 21-0 at 11:02 in the second quarter.

Miles mounted a scoring threat in the second quarter, but it was thwarted when Kimble leaped high in the air to intercept a pass near the goal line. He then weaved his way through a pack of Bulldog defenders to return the ball to near midfield.

Eldorado fumbled the ball away to the Bulldogs but the Eagles defenders dug in their heels and forced a punt.

The Miles defense, reeling from Eldorado’s aerial onslaught, were probably expecting more of the same, but what they saw next was a ground attack that relied on the legs of Kimble and Covarrubiaz.

Jason Covarrubiaz caught the only pass on that drive, taking the ball to the Bulldog 4-yard line. Kimble carried it in from there and McGee added the extra-point to extend Eldorado’s lead to 28-0 with 3:45 left in the first half.

Miles would not be shut-out, though. The Bulldogs received the second half kickoff and drove to the Eldorado 34 yard line. From there, Brayden Dunlap caught a pass in the right flat and took it to the end zone to put Mile s on the board. The Bulldogs missed the extra-point try and Eldorado led 28-6.

The two teams exchanged possessions and they both seemed to be content to take as much time off the clock as they could. When Eldorado got the ball back late in the third stanza, they relied on three consecutive James Kimble runs before completing a quick screen to Kaden Gonzalez who took the ball to the Miles 30-yard line. From there,

Santiago Hernandez carried the ball to the 3-yard-line then crashed through the middle of the line to punch it in for the final TD of the game. McGee kicked his fifth extra-point of the night to give the Eagles their 35-6 margin of victory.

“The players and coaching staff did a great job against Miles. Defensively Cooper Meador, David Barajas, Garrett Porter and Santiago Hernandez along with the entire defensive line did a great job slowing their run game down and forcing them to throw,” Eagles Head Coach Jon Long said after the game.

Long added that the he was proud of how the offensive line stepped up and improved since the Sonora game. “Mason Hutto and Tyner Cheek had good games and James Kimble and Santiago Hernandez did a great job blocking and running the ball,” Coach Long said.

He also credited his receiving corps, including David Barajas, Damian Romo, Jason Covarrubiaz, Kaden Gonzalez and Cooper Meador, not only for the routes they ran and the catches they made, but for the way they blocked down field for their teammates.

“It was a great team effort and we are happy to be 1-0 in district play,” Long said.