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Eisenhower NoteBook / Week 2

Growing pains

Eisenhower head coach Mike Burris said before the season opener that inexperience, especially along the offensive line, might be an area of concern for the Eagles.

That proved to be the case at times during Ike's 56-29 loss to MacArthur on Friday. Although they had scoring plays of 80, 50 and 31 yards, that accounted for more than half of the team's total offense for the game. Star quarterback RJ Fisher was limited for 41 yards passing. Burris said the youth on the offensive line was one of the factors to MacArthur bottling up the Ike offense for much of the second half.

"Offensively, pass protecting and getting the right guys on the traps," Burris said. "A lot of it was MacArthur but also inexperience on the offensive line. Just not getting the right assignment. Hopefully, this week, we'll do a better job."

On defense, there were still some issues when it came to filling holes. That was one of the factors that allowed the Highlanders to rush for 349 yards.

"We missed a lot of gap assignments and that's how they got big plays on us," Burris said.

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