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By Bill Stevenson
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SJEL Eagles football defeats Yakama Nation


November 4, 2021

Justin Slayton | The Gazette

John Hergert secures a pass from SJEL Quarterback Matthew DeFord.

ST. JOHN - Feathers flew as Eagles fought with the St. John-Endicott-LaCrosse (SJEL) Eagles defeating the Yakama Nation Eagles 32-30 on Oct. 29.

SJEL took the lead in the first half and held on to win at home for homecoming. All five SJEL touchdowns came in the first two quarters and they were unable to add any points in the second half.

"We had a great first half," said SJEL Eagles Coach John Hergert. "I don't know if it was a combination of their defense making the adjustment ... or we just came out cold in the second half ... We just couldn't get our offense running."

Both teams scored o...

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