Indian football cruises to victory over Gobles
Offense hasn’t been a problem for the Saugatuck football team this season, as the Indians entered its SAC Lakeshore opener against Gobles on Friday, Sept. 21, having scored at least 48 points in each of their first four games.
Defense has been a bit of another story, with Saugatuck surrendering nearly 34 points per game in those four contests.
That average is on the way down following the game with the Tigers.
Not only did the Indians hold Gobles without a touchdown, but they never allowed the Tigers to get within the red zone as Saugatuck posted the 42-0 victory.
Thomas Beckman led the defensive effort with nine tackles, followed by Sam Beckman with eight. Sam Beckman also recovered a fumble, while Brad Dunn picked off a pass.
“I was really proud of our defensive effort,” Saugatuck coach Bill Dunn said. “To not allow Gobles in the red zone is pretty impressive.”
While Saugatuck did its part to make sure the Gobles offense was sputtering, the Indians’ offense was clicking on all cylinders.
Saugatuck racked up nearly 400 yards of total offense, led once again by senior quarterback Brad Dunn.
In addition to rushing for a game-best 187 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries, Brad Dunn connected with Jeff Kohlmeyer on a 16-yard scoring pass. As if that weren’t enough, Brad Dunn also was on the receiving end of a 20-yard pass from Connor Seifert to give him 223 total yards of offense.
“The offense was efficient and we were able to maximize our scoring opportunities,” Bill Dunn said. “We had a nice scoring spurt at the end of the first half.”
Saugatuck scored two TDs in the final 4:15 of the second quarter to take a 28-0 lead to halftime.
Jacob Stewart and Nick Baumbach each added 56 yards and a touchdown on five carries.
The win moved Saugatuck to 4-1 overall and got the Indians back on the winning track following a 49-48 double-overtime loss to Schoolcraft.
“I was proud of the kid’s effort and their ability to bounce back from a tough loss the previous week at Schoolcraft,” Bill Dunn said.