By Evan Ren

Killeen Daily Herald

After second look, Boyd finds no quit in Eagles

Immediately following a 53-0 loss at Brownwood on Saturday, Ellison football coach Bret Boyd believed the Eagles may have shown some quit.

That, however, changed upon reviewing the videotape of the game.

"After looking at the game film, you just have to give a lot of credit to Brownwood," Boyd said. "They're a good football team and they're certainly a lot better than they were earlier in the year.

"After watching the film, I'd say no, we didn't quit."

Coffey returns, plays sparingly

After missing seven games with a stress fracture in his right foot, Ellison defensive end Keeshaun Coffey returned to action Saturday at Brownwood, seeing very limited action.

Coffey, who had been pursued by colleges such as Houston and Texas El Paso prior to his injury, was expected to be a key element to the Eagles defense in 2004.

He was also in line to serve as the Ellison punter, but in the aftermath of the injury, that has been curtailed, likely forever.

"He can still help us," Boyd said. "Obviously, we couldn't play him much at Brownwood because he had been out for so long, but he'll be playing more over the next two games."

Athlete of the week: Ryan Bernal, senior, punter Punted six times for a 35.2 average at Brownwood.

Stat of the week: 0 The number of points Ellison scored in Brownwood, the first time the Eagles had been blanked since Sept. 19 of 2003, when they fell 17-0 to Hays Consolidated.

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