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Georgetown blows out East View in 19-5A rivalry game

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East View came in 1-4 all-time against their Georgetown ISD rivals. The Patriots will have to wait until next season to try to get their second win after the Eagles jumped out to a 20-point advantage in the first quarter and led 40-7 at the half.

Quarterback Cooper Bell and Caden Leggett combined for three touchdowns on the night as the Eagles beat East View 68-20 at Birkelbach Field.

Georgetown won its third straight game in the matchup dubbed "The Battle of the San Gabriel."

Cooper Bell (13-17, 223 yards, 4 TDs passing, 20 yards and a TD rushing) opened the scoring with a two-yard rushing touchdown set up by the first of defensive back Paul Saucedo's three first-half interceptions. It wouldn't be Bell's last touchdown, as the senior quarterback hit his favorite target Caden Leggett for two more scores later in the first quarter.

Marcus Maldonado answered for the Patriots with a 19-yard reception touchdown from Aaron Garces in the second quarter, but it did not get any easier for the East View offense. Garces threw four first half interceptions and the running game failed to ever get going, making things even harder for the Patriots.

Georgetown, already up 20-7 at this point, started hitting its stride again with two second half passing touchdowns - one to Nic Crombie and one to Leggett - while Saucedo returned an interception for a touchdown. The Eagles led 40-7 after 24 minutes and never looked back.

Leggett got on the board again in the second half with a 9-yard touchdown run. The wide receiver finished with 143 total yards from scrimmage. Zion Hester responded with a touchdown run of his own for East View.

Georgetown improves to 5-1, 3-1, with its only loss coming to Hutto on a last minute field goal. The Eagles host Rouse next Friday. East View (2-4, 1-3) plays at Pflugerville-Connally next weekend.

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