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Eagle air attack silences Philipsburg Junior High

Tyrone moved through the air for a big win over Philipsburg-Osceola in junior high football at Gray Veterans Memorial Field on Thursday evening.
The Little Eagles, led by an awesome passing performance from Shane Walker doubled up Philipsburg-Osceola 28-14.
Walker completed eight of 11 pass attempts for 238 yards and four touchdowns in a breakout performance.
Philipsburg scored first on a seven-yard score by Zach Czap to take a 6-0 lead, but the Little Eagles came back to put three TDs on the scoreboard to take a 20-6 advantage at halftime.
Walker found D. J. Cherry for a 35-yard YD pass to tie the game early, and Kyler Johnson rushed for the two-point conversion and an 8-6 lead for Tyrone. Still in the opening quarter, Walker hooked up with Doug Rudy for a 60-yard pass play for another score.
Kyler Johnson, who caught two passes for 51 yards and rushed six times for 23 yards, caught a 24-yarder from Walker and Jared Templeton booted the extra point for Tyrone to send the Eagles into the half-time intermission up 20-6.
A Steve Rusnak one-yard plunge capped a third-quarter drive for the Little Mounties and Czap added the two-point PAT for Philipsburg-Osceola’s final tally.
Walker and Cherry connected again early in the fourth quarter to match that score, with a 42-yard pass play for the TD and Templeton added the PAT kick.
Cody Smith recovered a P-O fumble for the Eagles’ defense, while Dan Benson and Keegan Fink each had a solo quarterback sack and Benson shared one with Zach Gault.
“I was very pleased with the team effort,” said Tyrone junior high coach Dan Plummer. “We have been moving on the ground all season. Last night the offensive line was the reason we opened up the passing as well. The line did a great job providing Shane with the time he needed to have a great night. The guys have been working hard, they have earned and deserved this win. I was real happy with them.”