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By Bill Stevenson
Whitman County Gazette 

Two TDs shine for SJEL football in loss

Eagles lose game 66-13 against Sunnyside Christian


September 30, 2021

Jullene Sager I The Gazette

Eagles' quarterback (10) Joseph Hergert scrambles with the football in the game against Sunnyside Christian.

ST. JOHN - It was a long painful game for the St. John-Endicott-LaCrosse (SJEL) Eagles football team on Sept. 24.

The undefeated Sunnyside Christian Knights beat the Eagles 66-13. At half time, they led 40-0 and added 18 points more in the third quarter.

But with 9:30 left in the third, Eagles' quarterback Tanner Fleming returned an 80-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Teammate Landen Miller kicked the extra point.

"That was the first time we kicked an extra point in a very long time," said SJEL Coach John Hergert.

As the fourth quarter was winding down as the Eagles added 6 points in t...

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