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Warriors Downed by Shanahan in Thriller

Written by: on Saturday, August 31st, 2019. Follow Paul Sarpen on Twitter.

 

Henderson showed glimpses of greatness. ¬†Tonight the Warriors from Henderson High School did not look like a team that went winless last year. They didn’t look like a team with 15 straight losses (and 1-21) dating back to the 2017 season.¬†The investment the players showed clearly in a 16-14 loss to a young Bishop Shanahan Eagle squad.

Neither team moved the ball consistently in a scoreless first half. Penalties and two crucial interceptions by Shanahan cost themselves, while overall inconsistency doomed the Warriors.

A quarterback change from Sammi Whitehill to Cooper Jordan gave the Eagles a spark in the second half, as Jordan ran for 75 yards and two scores. After he broke a 41 yard run, he scored from four yards out.

A botched snap on the field goal by Shanahan turned into a first and goal- where Billie Keegan missed the tee, and made a play. Cooper made it 13-0.

Henderson would not go away. The Warriors hit two big pass plays (with a Shanahan Field Goal in between), from Eddie Smink to Cole Cooper.

An interception by Gus Ross sealed the win for the Eagles.

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