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Eagles junior varsity shuts out Lewistown

The Tyrone junior varsity football team shut out Lewistown 19-0, at Gray Veterans Memorial Field, on Monday night to improve their 2006 record to 2-1.
Josh Crowell and a big defensive effort led the way for the Little Eagles. This was the Tyrone junior varsity’s second straight win and second consecutive shutout for the defense.
Crowell, who rushed for 170 yards, scored all three touchdowns for the Orange and Black.
Crowell broke loose for a 94-yard jaunt, outracing the defense to the end zone for a first-quarter touchdown to put the home team up 6-0, after the extra point try was blocked. Then Josh put his team ahead 12-0 going into the halftime intermission going in from two yards out. This time the PAT attempt was missed.
Finally, in the fourth quarter, Crowell added some insurance scoring this time from 12 yards. Dustin Rudasill added the extra point kick to set the final score.
The Golden Eagle defense was up to the task, and have now given up just six points (a touchdown in the season opener against Bellwood-Antis) in 12 quarters of football in the first three ballgames. Ben Ingle, Levi Reihart and Brandon Gehret all intercepted Lewistown pass attempts.
“I was very pleased with our defensive effort,” said head Tyrone junior varsity coach Darren Elvey. “Coach Hildebrand has been doing a great job with them. They are just agressive and nasty, which is what we expect.
“Offensively, we need to eliminate some of the mistakes in our passing game, but we ran the ball well and were able to control the clock. Overall, I couldn’t have asked for a better effort.”
Tyrone will travel to Wingate next Monday for a game on the new artificial turf against Bald Eagle Area.