The Tornadoes open season with victory

What was supposed to be a home game for Eureka against Leon Bluestem ended up being a season opener on the road. After a late June tornado ripped through the town and caused a lot of damage to the stadium and everything else on that side of town they really had no choice but to play all their games on the road in 2018.

Eureka doesn’t want people to feel sorry for them . They are “Eureka Strong” as they say. The Tornadoes are just trying to take care of business and win some football games. That hasn’t been easy in the last few years. Winning only 3 games in the last two seasons. Well this is a new beginning. New head football coach Jason Nichols is here to take the reigns to lead this team and probably what feels like is also leading the town of Eureka. They love football and they want a winner. Well they got that tonight with a 10-0 win over Tri Valley league opponent Leon Bluestem.

“It was an ugly game overall, about what you would expect honestly from the first game with a new head coach .  New offense , new defense ect… ” said Coach Nichols. “The kids played hard and never gave up . We have a lot of mistakes to to work on just like every team does at this point .” he explained .

The Tornadoes offense was able to get one touchdown tonight . And that is all they needed. Senior Cade Burden threw a touchdown pass to Zach Hare. And with a successful two point conversion pass to Cade Larcom.  With a safety early on in the game that gave Eureka a 10-0 lead at halftime.

In the second half Coach Nichols said ” We just kept shooting ourselves in the foot with close to ten penalties.”

There might not of been a lot of scoring to be proud of but the Eureka defense held the Lions scoreless on the night. That is something to be proud of after week 1 . Coach also mentioned they are on the way home tonight and have no major injuries to worry about.

Good job Eureka on getting the first victory of the this young season . But what lies ahead is kind of scary . You have to travel to the Tri Valley’s toughest team over the last decade , Caney Valley. Both teams will go into week 2 with a 1-0 record after the bullpups won 43-6 over Cherryvale.