Salem Hills dictates homecoming game

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The Salem Hills Skyhawks scored their first touchdown three minutes into the game last Friday evening, September 19. The same feat took the Maple Mountain Golden Eagles twice as long, landing their first, and only, touchdown at six minutes into the first quarter. The touchdown for the Golden Eagles was scored by a pass from Jace Edmunds to Greg Waite; however, the extra point kick was not good. Despite the effort made, the Skyhawks had the game by half time with a 32 point lead over Maple Mountain. The second half started out rough for Maple Mountain. With a starting scoreboard showing 38 to 6, in favor of Salem Hills, Maple Mountain fought unsuccessfully to gain a lead during the third quarter of their first homecoming game. Similar to the first quarter, Salem scored a touchdown four minutes in, accompanied by a good kick. Maple Mountain shocked Salem with a successful interception during the second half; but, that victory was short lived as Salem soon regained possession of the ball. Later, a Golden Eagle’s punt was blocked for yet another Salem touchdown. The challenge for the Golden Eagles now seemed to be to keep the Skyhawks from scoring, which they finally accomplished four minutes and twenty three seconds into the fourth quarter, right after Salem Hills’ final touchdown. With four minutes and twenty two seconds on the clock, Salem scored their final touchdown of the night. After a good kick, the score was brought to 52 to 6 for Salem. Maple Mountain gained the ball for 95 seconds before being intercepted by Salem for possession during the remaining time. Although Maple Mountain did not score another touchdown during the remainder of the game, they successfully kept Salem from scoring, leaving the final score at Salem Hills 52, Maple Mountain 6.
By Jessika Hilton, MMHS Golden Eagle Globe