The Eastlake Falcons were very impressive on Friday night in dismantling previously unbeaten Del Valle, 24-12.
With the win Eastlake is now in control of District 2-5A with a 5-0 mark, while Del Valle is 2nd at 4-1.
Eastlake controlled the action all night now. The speed of the Falcons defense was too much for Del Valle. Del Valle could get very little going on offense and the Falcons put pressure on DVHS QB Steven Montez all night and the Eastlake defensive backs played tremendous coverage.
And the Eastlake offense made some big plays in the passing and running game that lifted the team to the win. The Falcons seem to have Del Valle's number. Last year, the Falcons defense held Del Valle to 14 points in a 17-14 win.
The Falcons started 0-3 this year but have rebounded and are now 5-3. The players have done a great job of staying the course and the coaches have done a wonderful job of getting this group ready to play every week.
Now you have to seriously look at Eastlake as a team that can maybe get past the area round of the playoffs. The Falcons have good speed on defense that will cause problems for offenses and the offense is getting a little better each week.
Head coach J.J. Calderon has done a good job in building the young program and the future appears bright. Numbers are high at Eastlake and with each big win, the program will grow in terms of confidence.