**ARTICLE BY JOSH LONGSTRETH**
The Frankenmuth Eagles started strong and impressed in Week 1. A program that is accustomed to being dominant faced a tough Goodrich Martians team. These two played a tight one last year, with the Eagles taking that one 28-14.
This year, it was another tightly contested game early on. It took until late in the first quarter for some offense, when Aidan Hoard would pound in it from 1 yard out to give the Eagles a 7-0 after a converted PAT.
The Eagles would tack on another 3 to take a 10-0 lead at the half after a Will Soulliere field goal. It appeared at this point that we might be headed to another battle throughout the second half of play.
Goodrich received the opening kick in the second half. Two plays later, the Eagles would recover a fumble to get their offense back on the field. Sam Bargar would then punch it in from 2 yards out to give the Eagles a 17-0 lead after a Soulliere PAT.
The Martians gained some ground on the offensive side, before the pass rush lead by Drew Titsworth would halt the drive. The Martians defense was able to give them some life, putting points on the board with a safety that cut the lead to 17-2.
Frankenmuth would bounce right back after another Bargar touchdown putting them ahead at 24-2. The Martians tried to get back in it, but it was just too little too late after a Travis Brenner interception halted another attempt. Soulliere would then add another field goal for Frankenmuth putting the final score at 27-2, Eagles.
The Eagles defense was dominant in this one as they never let the Martians gain much momentum. They were led by Dayne Reif who finished with 7 tackles. The offense was led by Bargar who ran for 127 yards. Frankenmuth starts 1-0 on the year, and they’ll head to Swan Valley next week to try and replicate their Week 1 success when they open Tri Valley conference play against the Vikings. Goodrich will look to rebound next week when they travel to take on the Linden Eagles who were impressive in a Week 1 victory.