The Eagles continued their season struggles Friday night, falling to the Maplewood Tigers, 39-8, in Region 2 action. Despite the loss, Youngsville head coach, John Victor, was able to find positives from the Homecoming game loss.
"The score did not depict the type of game we played," said Victor, whose Eagles are 0-4 and 0-3 in Region 2. "There was a spark in there we hadn't had all year."
The energy was taken out of the Eagles' crowd early when Maplewood's Tyshaun Johnson intercepted a Jake Lauffenbuger pass and ran it back 43 yards for the early 7-0 lead. The Tigers would add two more scores before the half to go up 19-0.
Times Observer photo by Cody Elms
Youngsville quarterback is tackled during the Eagles’ 39-8 loss to visiting Maplewood on Friday at Youngsville High School. The Eagles drop to 0-4 with the Homecoming game loss.
Johnson would strike again, this time on offense, with touchdown runs of 64 and 48 yards in the second half. Johnson ran for 112 of Maplewood's 315 rushing yards. Miller Peters would emulate Johnson's running attack by adding his own 53-yard breakout carry to give the Tigers (2-2, 2-1) their final score of the game.
"We were struggling against the run," said Victor. "We would stop them, and stop them, and stop them, and then boom, they would bust one for a long run."
Youngsville's lone touchdown came in the fourth quarter when Tyler Hoffman caught a 34-yard pass from Lauffenburger.
"I thought we would win this game," Victor said. "We obviously were able to throw the ball, so we are going to change some things up this week because of that."
M-Tyshaun Johnson 43 interception return (Caden Parulski kick), 11:01.
M-Brandon Bishop 13 run (Kick failed), 5:17.
M-Dane Barker 14 run (Conversion failed), 2:43.
M-Johnson 64 run (Parulski kick), 4:37.
M-Johnson 48 run (Parulski kick), 9:14.
M-Miller Peters 53 run (Kick failed) 7:39.
Y-Tyler Hoffman 34 pass from Jake Lauffenburger (Frazier pass from Lauffenburger), 8:17.
RUSHING-Maplewood, Johnson 6-112-2TD, Peters 8-94-TD, Barker 10-70-TD, Bishop 2-25-TD, Jesse Dashner 4-16, Austin Smith 4-6, Zack Wellman 3-(-8). Youngsville, Lauffenburger 12-10, Hayden Victor 2-6, Frazier 5-4, Kris Wilcox 1-2, Tyler Hoffman 3-1, Josh Taydus 4-(-11).
PASSING-Maplewood, Barker 5-8-93 INT. Youngsville, Lauffenburger 13-27-143 INT TD, Taydus 0-1-0.
RECEIVING-Maplewood, Jeremy Dahl 3-55, John Chatley 2-38. Youngsville, Taydus 4-15, Wilcox 2-41, Clark Solomon 1-15, Hoffman 3-48 TD, Frazier 2-13, Sam Bubbenmoyer 1-12.