The game couldn't have started any better for the Eagles after they forced two turnovers. That set up the offense with good field position, and they were able to take advantage. Abilene High at that point would take a 14-0 lead.
Then some miscues by the Eagles would set up the Panthers for 24 unanswered points, and that would prove to be the difference.
So far this season the Eagles have turned the ball over a total of ten times. That's more times than last year's team turned the ball over all of last season.
At the same time the Eagles will continue to work ball control. Just like they do starting at the beginning of the season according to head coach Steve Warren.
"You just go back to fundamental football. We've got all kinds of ball security things build into our practices already. We've made that point of emphasis every single day from day one. We always do. It's just one of those years where, right now, the ball's on the ground too much, and we've got to get that fixed going forward and make better decisions in traffic with the football," said Warren.
The Eagles will now get to spend the next three weeks at Shotwell Stadium. That starts this week with San Angelo Central on Friday night.