Dunn’s five touchdowns lead Saugatuck past Galesburg
With Halloween coming up later this month, many people will be heading to haunted houses or watching horror movies in search of a good scare.
For members of the Galesburg-Augusta football team, the scariest sight might be Saugatuck junior Brad Dunn.
Dunn tormented the Rams to the tune of five touchdowns and 256 total offensive yards in leading the Indians to the 35-0 victory on Friday, Oct. 6.
“Brad was outstanding tonight in all aspects of the game,” Saugatuck coach Bill Dunn said. “And our offensive line did a great job of controlling the line of scrimmage.”
Brad Dunn found the end zone at least once in each quarter, including a 45-yard run in the first quarter.
The second quarter saw Dunn score on a 5-yard run with 3:19 left in the opening half before hauling in a pass from Jackson Shriver that resulted in an 89-yard TD with 28.7 seconds on the clock.
“That was a pin-point pass from Jackson,” Bill Dunn said.
Brad Dunn’s third-quarter touchdown came on a 57-yard run. He finished off his scoring barrage with a 76-yard punt return with 2:40 remaining in the game.
Brad Dunn finished with 152 rushing yards on eight carries, for a per-carry average of 19 yards. He had three catches for 104 yards.
Shriver completed all seven of his passes for 127 yards. Connor Carper tied Brad Dunn for tie-high honors with three catches for 18 yards.
Defensively, Saugatuck didn’t allow Galesburg-Augusta in the red zone even once as the Indians secured their first shutout of the season.
“I was proud of our defensive effort,” Bill Dunn said. “We were solid all night.”
Four Indians reached double digits in tackles, led by Reece Schreckengust with 18. Five of those tackles were for a loss. Keegan Carper added 12 tackles, while Connor Carper and Dylan Avalos contributed 10 each. Brad Dunn chipped in with an interception.
The win moved Saugatuck’s record to 5-2 overall, moving the Indians to within one win of securing an automatic playoff bid. Saugatuck is tied with Fennville for the top spot in the SAC Lakeshore Division with a 3-0 divisional mark.