The Eldorado Eagles will hit the road on Friday, September 11th, for the 140-mile trip to Coahoma where they will take on the 2-0 Coahoma Bulldogs.

The Eagles are fresh off their 51-19 pounding of Winters last Friday at Larry Mitchel Stadium in Eldorado.

Coahoma was having a good night of its own, defeating the Miles Bulldogs 49-0 at Gary Krejci Stadium in Miles.

The Bulldogs are loaded with upper classmen, including a pair of senior quarterbacks, Kolt Redden and Noah Dials, each of whom scored a rushing TD for Coahoma.

Running backs Bryson Kerby (Jr.) and Isaiah Martinez (Sr.) teamed up for 203 yards and two TDs against Miles. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs receiver corps is led by seniors Sean Striegler and Seth Brooks.

The Bulldogs aerial attack gained 238 yards and scored three TDs against Miles.

Coahoma’s first game of the season was a different matter. The Bulldogs hosted the Forsan Buffaloes and had their hands full until a Isaiah Martinez hit a 25-yard field goal late in the game to give Coahoma the 15-12 victory.

Eagles Head Coach Jon Long says that Coahoma offers just the challenge that he wants for his team. Long urged his players to step up and handle adversity after their 56-14 loss to San Saba in the season opener. Now he wants them to handle success after their 51-19 win over Winters.

“We need to always progress, never regress,” Long said. “That is their challenge this week against a good Coahoma Bulldog team.”

Long notes that the Bulldogs are similar to Winters with their offensive style.

“They are well coached and tough,” Long added.

When asked which players he expects to have an impact in the upcoming game, Coach Long offered three, including David Barajas (Sr.), Cooper Meador (Jr.) and Jonathan McGee (Jr.), all of whom had an outstanding game against Winters.

Barajas, a linebacker, notched up seven tackles, nine assists, three quarterback sacks and two tackles for loss as he dominated the defensive side of the ball in the Eagles win over Winters. Meanwhile, wide receiver Meador was sure-handed and elusive at wide receiver as he caught three of the four passes sent his way for 138 yards and three TDs. For his part, McGee scored Eldorado’s first points of the season with a first quarter field goal that split the uprights from 25 yards out. He also made good on five of six extra-point attempts in the Eagles defeated the Blizzards 51-19 win.

Kick off is slated for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 11th, in Bill Easterling Memorial Stadium in Coahoma. Due to UIL COVID-19 restrictions, admission to the stadium will be limited and Eagle fans making the trip must buy their tickets in advance at the SCISD administration office on W. Fields Avenue in Eldorado.

For those who can’t make the trip, the game will be live-streamed under special permission from the UIL and may be viewed online by visiting www.scisd.net and clicking the Pep Rally and Live Stream link.