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By John McCallum

‘Our guys’ helped re-define what it means to be an Eagle

Crunch Time


Last Saturday during all the high-fivin’, back-slapping and rejoicing that came with Eastern’s first touchdown, cutting Sam Houston’s lead to 35-7 early in the third quarter, a friend and row mate came up to me and provided this observation.

“No matter how this finishes, whether we come back or don’t score any more, these are our guys!”

Truer words may not ever have been spoken. Of course the Eagles did score more, pulling within 35-28 before the visiting Bearkats pulled themselves together to hold on for the 45-42 win in the FCS semifinal game at chilly Roos Field.

In the end t...

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