Posted On: 11/29/18 11:21 PM

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I had not seen the Rochester Lourdes Eagles this season until the 3A championship game Saturday afternoon. With the success they had – finishing the season undefeated – I think it is safe to assume the running game and defense – were two reasons they were in the title game. That formula would work one more time for the Eagles in their defeat of the Fairmont Cardinals 24-7.

Finishing the game with over 230 yards rushing, the primary offensive weapon for Lourdes was running back Zach Jungels. Jungels used good feet and power to turn a sure loss into a first down. On the run Jungles took a perfect option pitch from quarterback Matthew Hayford – who was being tackled as he made the pitch. On a straight handoff, Jungels picked up big yards right up the middle behind a nice block by offensive lineman Zach Nickels. Later, Jungels, he picked up big yards because of the read and quick cut he made. Next, he bounced off a tackle on an option play for positive yards. The combination

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