Eagles Knocked Out of State 7on7 Tournament by Plano West

Published 07/12 2014 03:18PM

Updated 07/13 2014 11:47PM

Plano West rallied late to knock off Abilene High in the first round of the championship bracket on Saturday morning.

The Eagles took the lead into halftime after a late touchdown by Reese Childress. That would make it 26-13 heading into the break.

Then the Wolves would come to life, and take the lead by one in the second half.

Abilene High would respond though with another touchdown. This time quarterback Derek Scott found Connor Nichols for the score to put the Eagles in front 32-27.

Plano West would make a stop late in the game. Then on the last play of the game, Wolves' quarterback Robert Colmery went deep to Besong Tabenyang for the game winner just before the final horn sounded.

The Eagles would have no opportunity to answer, and were eliminated with the 33-32 loss.

Still Abilene High will return home after returning to the championship bracket following a clean run through pool play on Friday, and head coach Steve Warren seemed pleased with his team's performance after the game.

"We've done a lot of good things over the summer, and to come out and compete against other teams and transfer what we've been doing against each other was really good. These are the best of the best down here. I felt like we held our own. I thought we had a great tournament. We would have loved to keep playing today, but it was a great tournament for our kids," said head coach Steve Warren.

"We were more confident this year. We came out ready to play, knowing that we coudl do it, and it didn't turn out the way we wanted it to, but we thought we could it the whole time," said quarterback Derek Scott.

"I don't think there's any doubt we're going to have a good season.These kids are special. They've got great chemistry. They're gong to play hard every Friday night. I'm really looking forward to the success they can have," said Warren.

Abilene High will now turn their focus to the start of two-a-days on August 11th.

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