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Eagles defeat Ford to go undefeated

Special K.

That would be the breakfast cereal of choice for the Eisenhower football team.

The Eagles completed a perfect 9-0 regular season Friday night, thanks to an overwhelming 66-0 victory over visiting Ford in a game played at Swinehart Field.

“When did I know this would be a special season?” asked John Stroble, a senior defensive back/wide receiver for Eisenhower. “I knew it before the season even started. These are all special guys. We all love one another and we’re best friends. I can say that with all honesty.”

The offensive onslaught began shortly after kickoff against Ford when quarterback Max Wittwer raced 20 yards to the end zone less than two minutes into the game. Anthony Tocco kicked the first of his many extra points.

Three minutes later Wittwer connected with Ben Mets on a 51-yard TD.

Just a few minutes later Jack Provencher took a pitch from Wittwer and went six yards to pay dirt. A 10-yard run by Provencher completed the scoring in the first quarter.

The second stanza brought more offense. Provencher went 47 yards for another score. Ryan Chargo returned a punt that same distance for a score. Caleb Oyster rushed for a 15-yard touchdown and Tocco kicked a field goal from 26 yards to give Ike its 52-0 halftime lead.

Oyster took the second half’s opening kickoff 87 yards to the end zone and Antonio Gray scored on a five-yard run with 6:02 left in the third quarter to close the scoring.

Coach Chris Smith’s Eagles will await the broadcast of Sunday’s MHSAA playoff pairings show to see who they will face in the opening round of district play next week. They undoubtedly will host at least one game.

“That is a big advantage for us,” said Smith. “Our fans have been amazing.”

His team accomplished something just as amazing. It is almost unheard of to complete a season competing in the MAC Red conference and go undefeated.

“I never expected us to go undefeated,” said Smith. “I am just extremely proud of these kids and extremely proud of my coaching staff. It’s a reflection of how everyone has worked.”

Last Updated: 10/21/2016 10:51:05 PM EST