Eagles quarterback Kevan Covarrubiaz (33) runs to his left after finding all his receivers covered during the EHS Homecoming game. He passed for 79 yards and ran for 58 yards in the Eagles 22-0 loss to the Blizzards. The game was moved to Old Bobcat Stadium in San Angelo due to a week of heavy rains in Eldorado.  --  RANDY MANKIN | THE ELDORADO SUCCESS
Eagles quarterback Kevan Covarrubiaz (33) runs to his left after finding all his receivers covered during the EHS Homecoming game. He passed for 79 yards and ran for 58 yards in the Eagles 22-0 loss to the Blizzards. The game was moved to Old Bobcat Stadium in San Angelo due to a week of heavy rains in Eldorado. -- RANDY MANKIN | THE ELDORADO SUCCESS

Heavy rains throughout the week flooded the Eldorado Eagles practice field and prohibited the team from practicing outside the Eagle Gym for their game with Winters.

Rainfall totals between 9-10 inches eventually forced the game to be moved from Larry Mitchel Stadium in Eldorado to Old Bobcat Stadium in San Angelo where the Eagles hosted the Blizzards.

It was a rainy night in San Angelo, too, but the artificial turf in the stadium offered good footing to both teams.

The Eagles looked as if they were going to be able to drive the ball early in the games, but untimely penalties stymied their efforts. And, the Eagles wide open aerial attack was confounded by the wet weather, forcing the Warbirds to rely on their ground game.

Winters drove the ball deep into Eagles territory and set up shop with a first and goal inside the Eldorado 10-yard-line. The Eagles rose to the occasion though and turned the Blizzards away without a score.

Still, the Warbirds couldn’t muster an effective offense and the blizzards took advantage, scoring in the second quarter and making good the 2-point conversion to take an 8-0 lead into the field house at the half.

Eldorado’s offense continued to sputter in the second half and the Blizzards scored twice again to claim the 22-0 victory.

“I’m proud of how hard our young men played against Winters. We had some things not go our way and we needed to do a better job of tackling and finishing our drives on offense,” Coach Michael Johnson said after the game. “But we told the kids as long as we learn from it and grow from it we can view it as a positive experience.”

The loss gives the Eagles a 1-1 record as they look ahead to taking on the 0-2 Brackett Tigers in Brackettville next Friday. It will be the third week in a row that the Eagles have played a school in a higher division.

“Brackett is a quick and aggressive football team who likes to play fast,” Coach Johnson said. “It will be very important that we match their tempo at the start of the game, and execute our game plan.”

Everyone is encouraged to make the trip to Brackettville to support the Eagles.