Swanton’s Oakes Still Going Strong
Swanton High School product Gunnar Oakes and his Eastern Michigan Eagles visited the Glass Bowl at the University of Toledo to take on the Rockets this past Tuesday night in a nationally televised game on ESPN. It was an evening for offenses as the teams combined for 1,162 yard of offense and 101 points in a 52-49 EMU victory. The win makes the Eagles bowl-eligible with a 6-3 record and three games to play in the regular season. Toledo falls to 4-5 but still has a chance to qualify for a bowl if they can pick up two wins in their next three games.
Oakes had a great night on the field with a number of key blocks and a couple of pass reception, one that put EMU just short of the goal line. It was the second week in a row Gunnar returned to Northwest Ohio to play football and left victorious. Before the UT game EMU traveled to BGSU and beat the Falcons 55-24 with leading the Eagles with 79 receiving yards on four catches and a touchdown.
Click on the Google Photos link above to access some of the photos I took of Gunnar, some of his teammates and some random shots as well.