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ELGIN - Offense win games and defenses win championships is an old adage that goes around football. This was far from a championship game, but Elgin's defense stepped up during the second time quarter of the scrimmage against Eisenhower and lead the Owls to victory. Rivers Johnson started the defensive surge for Elgin, picking off a pass from Ike and going 25 yards to pay dirt.

Later in the quarter, Tyson Sheffield stripped the ball from the Eagle running back and John Calvert jumped on the fumble to set Elgin up deep in Eisenhower territory. Seneca Coleman did the honors as he took the handoff from Dalton Landers and scampered 16 yards into the endzone to arrange the final score 14-0. "We needed to improve on aspects from last week and we did. We found several areas to improve on from the scrimmage and knew these were things we had to get better at for Week 1", said Coach Wyatt. "We were really pleased with our defense on how they pursued the ball. We have to keep improving on tackling but when we get a defensive score that sure makes things easier for the Owls.

"Offensively, due to challenging our offensive line, we had a few miscues, but we intended that. As an offensive unit, we improved in many aspects. "The offense is close to really gelling and we are very excited. Ultimately, our focus is to be ready for the Lions on Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m.," Coch Wyatt said. Elgin will be on their new turf for the first two games of the season before traveling to Plainview in Week 3.