In familiar territory
Eagles’ rally too late to save them
Sandburg went down this same road one too many times.
After the regular season concluded with five straight narrow losses, Eagles coach Todd Allen thought maybe circumstances had at long last improved for his team. Last Monday’s conquest of Eisenhower in the Cardinals’ own Class 4A regional certainly seemed to offer promise - Sandburg’s defense pitched a shutout for over five minutes of the fourth quarter, which paved the way for a 77-64 triumph in Blue Island.
“I don’t know what their low [point total] for the year is, but to hold that team scoreless for [almost] six minutes [means our] guys really did a great job,” Allen said. “Once we adjusted to the quick subbing and their shooting 3s from 3 feet behind the line, we kind of got our legs under us.”