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GALLERY: Eagles celebrate big Homecoming win

Chris Marchand

Chris Marchand served as editor of the Dryden Observer from August 2009 to April 2018.

Jeremy Euler makes a one yard drive to score late in the first half of the Eagles’ Friday match-up with Tec Voc.

The Dryden Eagles celebrated Homecoming with a convincing 41-9 victory over the visiting Tec Voc Hornets on Oct 7th. The team drew inspiration from a spirited pep rally and parade where all Eagle teams proudly showed their Eagle pride.


The team fell behind 1-0 early in the 1st quarter on a single scored by the Hornet punter, but rallied to drive the ball down the field with a number of hard runs. The offensive line stepped up in a big way and opened holes for all Eagle runners. Ryan Martel opened the scoring for Dryden when he scampered in form 4 yards out and Ben Arsenault converted the TD for a 7-1 Dryden lead. IN the second quarter Dryden extended its advantage when Tanner Russell caught a 35 yard pass and took the ball to the Tec Voc 1. Jeremy Euler scored from there to push the score to 14-1 at the half


In the second half, Dryden again used a balanced attack to grow the lead as Adam Saunders caught a 12 yard TD pass and Ryan Martel ran in a 52 yarder, Shane Kirton a 20 yarder and Josh Oberg a late score from 12 yards. Tec Voc could only manage a late TD pass to temporarily take some momentum.


“The team ran hard all week and decided to be the aggressor, our conditioning paid dividends as we were able to pull away while playing our back-ups,” said Coach Geoff Zilkalns.

Next up is the Fort Frances Muskies at Oct. 14, 7 p.m. under the lights. Don’t miss your chance to see Dryden’s first night football game.


Team totals….season high 536 total yards of offence;

…top 2 quarterbacks both passed for over 70 yards;

2 runners over 100 yards each on the ground;

6 different Eagles scored on the day.

Top receiver for the day was Jeremy Euler with 3 catches for 63 yards;


Great day on defence for Drew Walske with 5 tackles and an interception. Calum Cheesequay-Thom and Tanner Russell also added an interception each. Patrick Wall recovered a fumble and Ray Durand got a sack.



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