SPORTS HEADLINES

Eagles turn it around

By Clay Corbett | Published Wednesday, September 26, 2012

{{{*}}}Ever since the third quarter against Springtown, the Decatur Eagles have been a different team. The Eagles have strung together two straight wins since that night and outscored their opponents 125-22.

“There has been a change in attitude and confidence,” said Decatur coach Kyle Story about his team from that point. “We’ve had a different confidence level. We’ve put together a good half and two good games since then.”

The Eagles (2-2) will try to make it three straight victories Friday when they travel to Iowa Park (1-3). Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

Decatur’s offense continues to put up big numbers, with their most balanced attack coming against WF Hirschi. The Eagles passed for 216 and ran for 276 against the Huskies.

“We executed well at the beginning of the game,” Story said. “Our running game opened up and we took advantage in the passing game. Our receivers made some really nice plays too.”

Quarterback Grayson Muehlstein had the best game of the season so far, hitting on 10 of 12 passes with a touchdown and no interceptions.

Seven different runners touched the ball, with Max Junkert leading the way with 145 yards.

With two more games left until the beginning of the district schedule, Story says he just wants to see improvement.

“We want to keep improving and stay balanced with the offense,” Story said. “We still need to see better technique and better protection for our quarterback.”

Defensively, the Eagles have been just as good of late. They will get another test against a spread offense Friday.

DECATUR (2-2) AT IOWA PARK (1-3)

7:00 p.m. at Hawk Stadium

Decatur: Harris Rating 219

Notable: Grayson Muehlstein had his best game to date against Hirschi with 216 passing yards and four touchdowns.

Iowa Park: Harris Rating 193

Notable: The Hawks have already lost to two other District 9-3A teams, Bridgeport and Gainesville.

Harris line: Decatur by 27

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