The Mission Eagles improved to 3-0 on the season as they defeated the Pioneer Diamondbacks Thursday evening at Tom Landry Hall of Fame Stadium by a score of 21-17.
After trailing most of the game, the now 1-2 Diamondbacks took a 17-14 lead with just under seven minutes left in the game, when sophomore quarterback Eddie Marburger scored a touchdown on a keeper and then connected with junior wide receiver Lavar Lindo for the two-point conversion.
However, the Eagles moved the ball down the field on the ensuing possession and scored the eventual game winning touchdown with 4:42 remaining on the clock on a nice run by Eagles’ running back Horacio Moronta.
While the Diamondbacks gave Mission and their fans a scare when they moved the ball inside the Eagles’ 10 yard line with just over a minute left on the clock, the Eagles’ defense held causing the Diamondbacks to turn the ball over on downs and sealing the win for the Eagles.
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Progress Times photos by Luciano Guerra.