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Eagle FB wins district, play @ Lathrop

November 9, 2012
Holden High School



by Dakota Morgan

Newspaper Class

A little over a month ago, Holden had just suffered their second loss of the season, when Higginsville came to town and upset the Eagles in overtime on Homecoming night.

Fast forward to the night of November 5th, the Huskers hosted the Eagles in the 2012 Missouri 2A District 7 championship.

Right off the bat, the Eagles struck first. On the first play from scrimmage, Max Mickey took the handoff over 70 yards to put the Eagles up, 6-0. The following drive, Huskers quarterback, Adam Reid, threw an interception to cornerback, Jordan Sullins, who made an incredible play on the ball and brought it in one-handed.

The Eagles capitalized on the turnover and went up, 15-0, after another touchdown run from Mickey. Higginsville did not give up so easily, though. The Huskers battled back and eventually scored two unanswered, making the score 15-14.

Before the half, Higginsville would score on a pass from Reid to running back, Cotchery Lewis, leaving the score 20-15 at the halfway point.

The beginning of the second half seemed a lot like the first, as Mickey would run in yet another touchdown, putting Holden back on top, 23-20.

On the ensuing possession, Higginsville’s center snapped the ball over Reid’s head, resulting in a fumble that the Eagles would recover, and once again, Max Mickey ran the ball into the endzone for another six points. Higginsville refused to quit, though and scored again, making it a four-point ball game.

Every fan in attendance could’ve told what the Eagles planned on offense, with 4 minutes left in the game: GIVE THE BALL TO 33. And that they did. The senior tailback would put the game on ice with another run for over 70 yards and a touchdown.

After 48 minutes of one of the most anticipated games in recent Holden history, the Eagles upset the Huskers, by a score of 36-26.

Mickey finished with just over 370 rushing yards, and 5 touchdowns. He now has over 2,800 yards and 38 touchdowns on the season. Mickey plans on adding to those numbers, this Saturday.

Holden will travel to Lathrop for a 1:30 game in hopes of advancing to the state semifinals, but first they will have to beat the state’s number one team… again.


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