LAWTON - The undefeated and seventh-ranked Lawton-Bronson Eagles flexed their muscle here on Oct. 12 with a 28-point first half, on the way to a decisive 38-0 Class A, District 1 victory over Galva-Holstein.
The 7-0 Eagles scored two touchdowns in the first quarter, two more in the second, and a TD and field goal in the third to finish out the gameâ€™s scoring, while the L-B defense shut out the 4-3 Pirates.
Tanner Gebers led the G-H rushing attack with 16 carries for 77 yards. Pirate quarterback John Forristal completed 3-11 passes for 10 yards, and Gebers was 0-1 passing. Marc Andresen, Mark Cronin, and Adam Parker each had a reception for the Pirates.
L-B notched 13 first downs, to five by G-H, and rushed the ball 39 times for 292 yards. G-H rushed 27 times for 101 yards. L-B was 2-6 passing for 69 yards.
Ben Andresen led the G-H defense with nine tackles, while Gebers had eight, Mark Cronin six, and Derek Hadden four.
â€śLawton-Bronson has a very big, fast, physical football team,â€ť said first-year G-H coach Butch Faulkenberry. â€śThey were able to control our line of scrimmage and play a very tough man coverage scheme.
â€śKyle Yearous kicked very well for us, and Tanner Gebers and Ben Andresen played very well, also. Tayor Nees was put in on defense in the second half and did a good job of slowing up their offensive line push.â€ť
The Pirates host neighborhood rival River Valley (1-6) on Oct. 19 in Holstein.