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Eureka spoils Uniontown Homecoming

Friday, September 17, 2010

UNIONTOWN, Kan. -- Visiting Eureka remained undefeated on the season by spoiling Uniontown's Homecoming here Friday night, 45-8.

The Eagles fell to 0-3 on the season and have been outscored 116-20. But, according to head coach Chad Stroud, this was a night where Uniontown could have given themselves a chance to win.

"To be honest, we had them scouted very well," Stroud said. "They didn't do anything we weren't expecting. But we simply didn't show up to play football tonight. How a bunch of young men can do that on a Friday night, especially on our homecoming, is beyond me. That's what I was most disappointed with tonight."

Uniontown had one of its players suffer an injury during warm-ups and fumbled the ball away to Eureka on its first offensive play of the night. And mistakes were not something the Eagles could afford against the Tornadoes, who improved to 3-0.

"Eureka is a very solid team," Stroud said. " Tyler Spore is a good, athletic tailback and they have 11 guys get to the ball defensively. We have opened the season with three very good football teams. If we can just find a way to stay healthy, hopefully that will pay off when we get into district play."

Garrett Murrow scored Uniontown's only touchdown. Trenton Miller scored the 2-point conversion.

Eureka gained 338 yards of total offense, rushing for 233 of those yards on 28 carries. Uniontown had 111 total yards, rushing 27 times for 102 yards. Jordan Woods gained 49 yards on 10 carries and also had an interception on defense.

Miller had 8 tackles for the Eagles while Zach Travis had 7.

The Eagles will be on the road next week, facing McAuley Catholic in Joplin. The Warriors beat fellow Three Rivers League school Northeast 45-6 Friday night to get their first victory of the season.

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Im sure glad thats not my coach talking about me like that . How could a coach down grade his own players. Sounds like the coaching has more problems then the players this coach should check his play book for how not to down grade his players what a jerk

-- Posted by catfishno1 on Mon, Sep 20, 2010, at 9:41 AM


-- Posted by forward on Mon, Sep 20, 2010, at 11:31 AM

well if he's telling the truth what wrong with that? they are not in kindergarten anymore , they should be able to take it, my goodness it's high school.it's reality, life suck it up.

-- Posted by forward on Mon, Sep 20, 2010, at 11:34 AM

Sorry i have thought long and hard about this nope he is still a jerk i was there he called made bad calls and made it sound like it was all the players fault he should man up he is the adult i think

-- Posted by catfishno1 on Mon, Sep 20, 2010, at 3:31 PM

I have to agree that the coach placed all of the blame for the loss(es) on his team. A good coach would have stood up an accepted some of the responsibility for the loss. I am very disappointed in Coach Stroud's comments about the players and in his lack of professionalism as a coach and an educator.

-- Posted by eaglefan2010 on Mon, Sep 20, 2010, at 5:03 PM

Not impressed with the coach.

-- Posted by just4fun on Mon, Sep 20, 2010, at 8:17 PM

Any football fan knows good teams are made before the season starts. How are these kids expected to come prepared when laziness rules the weight room and coachs office. They learnwhat they see and thats your fault coach

-- Posted by slipknot1 on Mon, Sep 20, 2010, at 9:19 PM

I think if I was coaching and my starting players were not giving 100%,I would take them out and find some one that would. maybe the starters would try a little harder. I also go to the games and if the coaches are not pumped up the players are not going to be either.

-- Posted by 10pin on Tue, Sep 21, 2010, at 9:23 AM

This was the first time I have ever seen a coach quit on his own team. Coach Stroud stood on the sidelines and looked like he didn't know where he was. What was he doing at half time? He was not in the locker room very long, because I looked out and saw him wandering around the south end of the football field all by himself. I hope he was looking for a lost contact lens or something, because it looked like he didn't have a clue what he was doing. You shouldn't develop your game plans while playing Madden football on your PS3. Three man fronts don't work in 11-man high school football when you don't have any all pro defensive linemen.

-- Posted by bigslick1 on Wed, Sep 22, 2010, at 6:28 AM

they always blame the coach

-- Posted by forward on Wed, Sep 22, 2010, at 1:55 PM

But a good coach should not blame the players

-- Posted by slipknot1 on Wed, Sep 22, 2010, at 4:37 PM

you are wright i am blaming the coach he said the players did not play hard. so i say play the other players. and the coach needs to coach a hole lot harder. if it is 90 degreese and you dont brake a swet you are not in the game.if your coaching your adrinlen should make you swet.

-- Posted by 10pin on Thu, Sep 23, 2010, at 7:45 AM

"You are right, I am blaming the coach. He said the players did not play hard. I say play the other players. The coach needs to coach a whole lot harder. If it is 90 degrees and you don't break a sweat, you are not in the game. If you're coaching your adrenaline should make you sweat."

There, that's fixed. That alone made me sweat.

-- Posted by FSCitizen on Fri, Sep 24, 2010, at 7:36 AM


-- Posted by forward on Fri, Sep 24, 2010, at 8:31 AM

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