By Jared Price
OKLAHOMA CITY – Jake Corbin started his Del City head coaching career off right Friday night as the Eagles topped Bishop McGuinness 28-13 at Pribil Stadium.
Corbin said he was happy with the way his kids fought through some struggles, but still sees room for improvement.
“I told our kids before the game that regardless of the outcome, we still have a ways to go,” Corbin said. “That being said, I am very proud of the way our boys fought through adversity to come out with a win.”
The Eagles seemed to be in control from the kickoff with a few defensive stops and a first quarter touchdown. After a few ‘3-and-outs’, the Eagles were set up to punt the ball away. But, a penalty for roughing the kicker was issued on the Fighting Irish and Del City regained possession. Quarterback Christian Hoover scored on a three-yard ru and found Sheldon Trotter for the 2-point conversion, making it an 8-0 score.
After a dropped punt from the Eagles, the Irish recovered the ball and on the ensuing play connected for a touchdown pass and an extra point to make it 8-7, Del City still leading.
With just a little over a minute left in the half, Eagles running back Myles Alexander busted through a slew of defenders and went 32 yards for the touchdown. This was one of Alexander’s 15 rushes for 98 yards in the game. Hoover punched in another 2-point conversion to make the score 16-7 in the Eagles favor going into halftime.
Early in the second half, the Eagles defensive line forced and recovered a fumble at the line of scrimmage. This gave way for new Del City quarterback, Jack Foreman to find twin brother, Jeff
Foreman down the sideline for the 68-yard touchdown pass. A failed two-point try kept the score at 22-7. The Fighting Irish began the fourth quarter with a touchdown pass and an extra point to bring the score to 22-13. Dell City added another score in the fourth as Hoover found Jeff Foreman, again for the 20-yard touchdown pass with just a minute left to make it 28-13 final.
Hoover was 9-16 for 146 yards and a touchdown through the air and also ran for 59 yards and a touchdown. Jeff Foreman led all Eagles’ receivers with 5 receptions for 161 yards and two touchdowns.
Del City is home Friday night against Lawton Eisenhower.