Eudora evens record at 1-1 with win over St. James
After playing the first eight minutes of the game between St. James Academy and Eudora High School, the two schools were forced to vacate the field Friday night at EHS because of inclement weather and did not return to action until 7 p.m. Saturday.
But final 24 minutes of action were much the same for the Cardinals, who successfully opened the new Eudora District Stadium with a 42-6 victory.
Hawley Montgomery returned two interceptions for touchdowns for Eudora and Derek Webb threw for 162 yards and two touchdowns for the Cardinals. Christian Richardson also contributed with two touchdown catches and an interception. Running back Chris Pyle carried most of the load for Eudora, going over 150 yards rushing and a touchdown behind the lead blocking of Boomer Mays.
The Cardinals had a consistent balanced offensive attack that made it difficult for St. James to get any rhythm on either side of the football.
The turnovers helped Eudora run out to a 16-0 lead prior to the rain delay.
The delay gave the St. James a chance regroup, but the Thunder didn’t take advantage of it.
St. James receiver Bryan Eisman had a solid game, catching six passes for 92 yards. He almost had a touchdown catch as well. After making a spectacular one-handed grab along the sideline, Eisman began running toward the end zone, but the ball slipped out of his hands just before the goal line.
Another surprise to many in attendance at the brand-new Eudora District Stadium was the passing efficiency of the Cardinals led by Webb. While St. James was able to slow the Cardinals’ ground game, Eudora began to air it out.
Eudora (1-1) travels to Spring Hill on Friday.