Issaquah defensive back Steven Castro (16) breaks up a pass intended for Skyline wide receiver Cameron Trencher (6) on Oct. 25. Photo courtesy of Jim Nicholson

Issaquah defensive back Steven Castro (16) breaks up a pass intended for Skyline wide receiver Cameron Trencher (6) on Oct. 25. Photo courtesy of Jim Nicholson

Eagles rally to beat Spartans, 12-11

  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:42am
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In dramatic fashion, the Issaquah Eagles (4-4) rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat the Skyline Spartans (3-5), 12-11, in their regular season finale on Oct. 25.

The Eagles got on the board in the second quarter courtesy of a 15-yard touchdown pass from Keagan Barnwell to cut the Spartans’ lead to 11-6. Late in the second quarter, lightning caused more than a two-hour delay.

After the extended break, both defenses held strong, keeping either offense from scoring in the third quarter. The Eagles got the ball at the Spartans’ 3-yard line with 20 seconds left in the fourth quarter after Skyline turned the ball over on downs after a failed punt attempt. Issaquah scored a touchdown from 1-yard out to go ahead, 12-11, with four seconds left, its first lead of the game.

The win sets up a loser-out game between the Eagles and the North Creek Jaguars (5-2) at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at Pop Keeney Stadium. The Jaguars beat the Eagles earlier this season, 38-12, on Oct. 18.

Issaquah quarterback Jack Githens (10) throws the ball with Skyline defensive lineman Tyson Whitfield (52) applying pressure on Oct. 25. Photo courtesy of Jim Nicholson

Issaquah quarterback Jack Githens (10) throws the ball with Skyline defensive lineman Tyson Whitfield (52) applying pressure on Oct. 25. Photo courtesy of Jim Nicholson

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