Paonia High School Eagles finally put together an aerial attack to make any team envious. Senior quarterback Grey Neal had his most productive day passing with seven completions in 12 attempts against Grand Valley High School’s Cardinals on the night of Oct. 25. The Eagles collected 161 yards with the passing game and scored two touchdowns on their way to a 19-7 win in Parachute.
Neal’s favorite target was junior Dom Felice who caught four passes totaling 111 yards and one touchdown. Senior Carlos Lozano caught one pass for 12 yards and a touchdown and senior Anthony Miller had 22 yards with his one catch.
Neal also had a big hand in the Eagles’ success on the ground with 19 carries for 104 of Paonia’s 134 yards gained in the game. Miller contributed 19 yards on seven carries and senior Logan Green rushed 25 times for 11 yards and the third Paonia touchdown in the game. Green converted on one of three extra point kicks to make the final score 19-7.
Defensively, Miller and Neal shared team honors with seven tackles each with Green and sophomore Calen Utterback had an interception apiece in the 1A WSL win.
Paonia moved its record to 1-3 in league play and has an overall 3-5 slate. Grand Valley is 1-3 in the league and 2-6 overall.
Paonia will host the Cedaredge Bruins (0-4, 2-6) on Friday, Nov. 1, with tipoff set for 7 p.m.