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Deckerville earns HC Victory

The Deckerville Eagles had a Homecoming win against Mayville last Friday night, 58-34 with an almost 10:00 p.m. final.
Coach Bill Brown said, “We were happy to get the homecoming win and get back on track of winning again. Our offensive line played a great game as well as our defense.”
The first quarter was high-scoring, with Deckerville scoring 28 points and Mayville, 20. The Eagles got on board first, with 10:37 on the clock, when Parker Merriman ran in the ball, and the 2-point conversion. It wasn’t a minute later and the Wildcats scored, but the conversion failed. Dylan Ball scored for the Eagles with a 75-yard run, but the conversion failed. With just over 7 minutes left in the quarter, Mayville added six, but the Eagle defense stopped the conversion. Dylan Ball ran in another touchdown for Deckerville, this time for 19 yards, he also ran in the conversion for a Deckerville 22-12 lead. Mayville added another touchdown in the quarter, with just a little over 2 minutes left. The conversion was good, with Deckerville still maintaining the lead, 22-20. With 25 seconds left in the first quarter, Dylan Ball had a 68-yard run for the touchdown, with the conversion pass failing.
Deckerville scored twice in the second quarter, Mayville once, giving the Eagles a 44-28 half-time lead. Deckerville scored with almost 5 minutes left in the second quarter, on a Dylan Ball 2-yard run, with Hunter Garza running in the conversion. Dylan Ball scored again, this time on a 4-yard run, the conversion pass failed, just as the quarter ended.
The Eagle defense held Mayville scoreless in the third quarter, with the Deckerville offense scoring one touchdown on a Dylan Ball 5-yard run, with Hunter Garza running in the conversion.
The Eagles scored once in the fourth, on a Parker Merriman run, with Hunter Garza running in the conversion. With just a little over a minute left in the game, Mayville scored their final touchdown.
Dylan Ball was the top offensive player in the game, he was 34-390 yards, scoring 5 of the Deckerville touchdowns, and getting one conversion. Hunter Garza was 4-8, with 3 conversions; Parker Merriman 3-22, 2 touchdowns and a conversion; Kris Kosal 3-22.
Hunter Garza was 7-11-81 passing. Receiving was Derek Osborne 5-58; Kris Kosal 2-19 and Connor Palmer, 1-4.
The Eagles will be on the road on Thursday, playing at Atherton. Coach Brown said, “Our backs are against the wall – we have to win the next two weeks to go to the playoffs and we play Atherton on Thursday, which is a short week so our work will be cut out for us.”

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