Ranked 10th, Avila Eagles are proving them wrong

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Avila Eagles’ John Jacobs III now holds the school record for most passing yards, total yards from scrimmage and touchdowns in a game. Photo Credit: Talal Alaseeri, TOLA Photography

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By Sam Kombrink, Sports Columnist

Remember back when I said that Avila was picked to finish 10th in their new conference? (KCAC) …well those writers just didn’t do this team any justice. The Eagles have started the season 2-0, defeating McPherson College 54-31 in their home opener, and coming back in the fourth quarter to take down 17th ranked Sterling College 38-34 in week 1. Avila has had a rare three-man set at quarterback, but they might have just found their guy.

East Carolina transfer John Jacobs III finished Saturday’s game with 537 total yards, and 8 total touchdowns. Jacobs III threw for 407 yards, 4 touchdowns, on 22/43 attempts, without throwing an interception. His favorite target was wide receiver Theo Berry, who finished with (7 receptions and 209 receiving yards,) they were able to connect twice in the end-zone.

John Jacobs III did damage on the ground as well, leading the Avila running game, rushing for 130 yards and 4 touchdowns.

This team has speed, and they got swagger.

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Theo Berry had 7 touchdowns and a career high 209 receiving yards. Photo Credit: Talal Alaseeri, TOLA Photography

BOX SCORE:   AVILA  

RUSHING:

(QB) # 1    John Jacobs III   –  14 Attempts, 130 yards, 9.3 Average, 4 TD, Longest Run: 34 yards

(RB) # 35   River Meza – 5 Attempts, 54 yards, 10.8 Average, Longest Run: 46 yards

(RB) # 4     Jacob Carmouche – 7 Attempts, 53 yards, 7.6 Average, Longest Run: 16 yards

(RB) #20   Josh Hill-Dunn – 3 Attempts, 19 yards, 6.3 Average, Longest Run: 9 yards

(RB) #27   D’angelo Moore – 2 Attempts, 14 yards, 7.0 Average, Longest Run: 9 yards

(RB) #37   Malik Nesbitt – 2 Attempts, 6 yards, 3.0 Average, Longest Run: 3 yards

(RB) #29   Raven Josiah – 4 Attempts, 5 yards, 1.3 Average, Longest Run: 5 yards

(QB) #6     Jakob Jordan – 3 Attempts, 2 yards, 0.7 Average, Longest Run: 3 yards

TOTALS:  40 Attempts, 283 yards, 7.1 Average, 4 TD’S, Longest run:  46 yards

PASSING:

(QB) #1   John Jacobs –   22 Completions, 37 Attempts, 0 Interceptions, 407 Yards, 11.0 Average pass yards, 4 touchdowns, 67 longest pass

(QB) #6   Jakob Jordan –  1 Completion, 3 Attempts, 1 Interception, 15 yards, 5,0 Average pass yards, 0 touchdowns, 15 longest pass

TOTALS: 23 Completions, 40 Attempts, 1 Interception, 422 yards, 10.6 Average pass yards, 4 touchdowns, 67 longest pass

 RECEIVING:

(WR) #2   Theo Berry   –   7 Receptions, 209 yards, 29.9 Average, 2 Touchdowns, 67 Longest

(WR) #13   Kelvin Edwards –   4 Receptions, 77 yards, 19.3 Average, 2 Touchdowns, 21 Longest

(WR) #8   Malik Dungee –   5 Receptions, 52 yards, 10,4 Average, 0 Touchdowns, 19 Longest

(WR) #9   Naeem Moore –   2 Receptions, 43 yards, 21.5 Average, 0 Touchdowns, 37 Longest

(WR) #89   Ike Adigwu –   1 Reception, 15 yards, 15.0 Average, 0 Touchdowns, 15 Longest

(WR) #4   Jacob Cammouche –   2 Receptions, 10 yards, 5.0 Average, 0 Touchdowns, 5 Longest

(WR) #14   Christian Hopkins –   1 Reception, 8 yards, 8.0 Average, 0 Touchdowns, 8 Longest

(TE) #80   Blake Lodde –  1 Reception, 8 yards, 8.0 Average, 0 Touchdowns, 8 Longest

TOTALS :  23 Receptions, 422 yards, 18.3 Average, 4 Touchdowns, 67 Longest Catch & Run

 The fact of the matter is that this football team knows they were picked to finish 10th. They have Division 1 talent, and it would be an understatement to say that they have a chip on their shoulder. As long as they keep executing on both sides of the ball, the sky is the limit for the Eagles of Avila.

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