The Southern Door Eagles had to rely on their passing game to soar past the Oconto Blue Devils 42-12 on Friday night.
The Eagles got off to a slow start offensively before an interception set up a first-quarter touchdown for the Blue Devils on 10-yard pass from Caleb Moe to Will Sherman. After a scoreless first quarter for the Eagles, Alex Daoust was able to find Jack Peterson and Marcus Marchant to take a 14-6 lead into halftime. The Eagles made some adjustments to loosen up the running game that was held to less than 50 yards in the first half. The Eagles would score three touchdowns in the third quarter, two of which were on the ground. Daoust opened the frame with a 22 yard scamper for a score followed by a Nick Baudhuin touchdown from seven yards out. With time running out in the third quarter, Devin Schinktgen turned a 10 yard pass from Daoust into 48 yard touchdown to give the Eagles a 35-6 lead. The Blue Devils would score one last time in the fourth quarter thanks to a 14 yard catch by Alex Fuller from Moe. The score was set up by a long run by Houston Rude. The two teams would exchange fumble recoveries before Baudhuin would visit the end zone one more time from 15 yards out to finish out the scoring for the Eagles.
The Eagles were held to less than 150 yards rushing after averaging more than 350 yards in its first two games. Daoust made up for it through the air, throwing for 200-plus yards and three touchdowns.
The Eagles will face Luxemburg-Casco next Friday night for a non-conference matchup between the two former Packerland rivals. 102.1 MORE FM and 96.7 WBDK will air the game beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pre-game show followed by kickoff at 7 p.m.