As the defending Division 1 Super Bowl champs, the Eagles have a bullseye on their helmets with or without Thomas, who ran for 3,700 yards over 21/2 seasons and is committed to Maryland. Their goals are still to make an impact on the D1 playoffs, though first and foremost they’re focused on this week.
“We don’t talk too much about the playoff system,” Geaslen said. “We know we need to win, and every game is important for that, but we don’t get too much into the details of the points and the rankings. We trust the coaches for that, and we know with the schedule Coach O’Leary puts together that we’re going to be in good shape.”
The Prep’s passing game has improved every week so far this season, and Geaslen and company hope to continue that trend. All is not lost for the Eagles, who like any determined football team plan to keep pounding away.
“It’s all about how you bounce back and fight through,” the QB said. “We’re looking forward to trying to bounce back this week.”