Varsity Eagles Soared on Homecoming

On Friday, January 31, 2017, the Eagles won with an impressive score of 64 to 31 at their homecoming game.


Varsity boys had outstanding offense.

Hannah Browning, Campus Life Editor

The Tempe Preparatory Academy Knights were a tough opponent, but the Eagles played amazingly and won, thanks to outstanding offense from senior Connor Frith and senior Jarod Gates, along with great defense from junior Max Allen and senior Cruise Klock.

Nobody in the stands was allowed to cheer until the Eagles scored their first ten points. This was extremely difficult for everyone because of all of the excitement, but thanks to Klock, Frith, and senior Kevin Kim, they had scored the ten points in less than two minutes. The Eagles ended the first quarter with the impressive score of 26 to 8.

During the second quarter, the Eagles managed to keep up their amazing playing. Gates, Frith, and Kim were consistently scoring, and thanks to Allen’s incredible defense, the Eagles were able to increase their lead on the Knights. The first half ended with a score of 50 to 16.

Yet again, the Eagles improved their already consistent lead. Junior Jeremy Kollman played exceptional offense, and  Sophomore Stephen McCollum was fouled on multiple times and scored tons of free throws. The third quarter ended with a score of 61 to 22.

By the fourth quarter, everyone in the stands was confident that the Eagles would be able to win. They didn’t score as many points this quarter, and the Knights scored many times, but the Eagles still won with a score of 64 to 31.

The varsity boys did an amazing job winning their homecoming game.As McCollum said, “It went as planned. Everyone got good playing time. We played good defense. That was our goal. That wasn’t great defense, but it was okay.” Their next game is on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, against Chandler Preparatory Academy.