The fourth-ranked Eden Prairie Eagles cruised to a 35-14 win over previously undefeated and third-ranked Stillwater Wednesday night. The thorough domination of the Ponies puts the Eagles in strong contention for a No. 1 seed in the upcoming section playoffs.
The Eagles’ defense set the tone on the opening series with Cade Hutchison’s interception of Stillwater quarterback Max Shikenjanski.
The offense took over on the Ponies’ 45-yard-line and relied on a balanced attack behind senior quarterback Nick Fazi. Senior running back Tyler Walden scored the first of his four rushing touchdowns to cap off the drive.
Fazi left the game with a knee injury late in the second quarter and did not return. He is expected to be back in the lineup for the section playoffs.
The Eagles led 14-7 at halftime and pulled away in the second half. Backup quarterback David Ivey led the Eagles on three second-half touchdown drives as the offense chewed up the clock with an effective running game.
The Eagles finish the regular season with a 6-2 record and will learn their playoff seed when pairings are announced on Friday.
Check back in with eplocalnews.org for complete coverage of Wednesday’s game. EPLN will soon post an in-depth game story of Eden Prairie vs. Stillwater.
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