Superlarks win third straight
LYLE — Grand Meadow scored four touchdowns in the first half and stayed unbeaten with a 40-0 win on Saturday over Lyle/Austin Pacelli.
Although they moved the ball at times in Saturday's football game, the Lyle/Pacelli Athletics made costly mistakes and the Superlarks made them pay for it. Grand Meadow got its ground game going and rolled up 381 yards rushing on the day.
Grand Meadow (3-0) scored on its first possession of the day. L/P came back with a nice drive on its first possession and got inside the red zone, but an interception ended the march. L/P quarterback Jordan Hart threw a trio of interceptions in the loss.
After another interception late in the first quarter, the visitors got the ground game in gear. Richard Bain scored the first of his two rushing touchdowns for a 13-0 lead.
In the second quarter, L/P got off a nice punt but it was called back due to a motion penalty. Instead, the Superlarks got the ball near midfield and Bain scored again after a short drive.
"We implemented some new formations and plays which allowed the offense to capitalize on those scoring opportunities," Grand Meadow coach Gary Sloan said. "After committing too many turnovers in our last game, we had a goal not to have any fumbles and the guys did a good job of cleaning that up."
When starting quarterback Trenton Bleifus got a little dinged up, the Superlarks turned to freshman Landon Jacobson under center. Jacobson capped off a six-play drive with a 14-yard touchdown run for the only points of the third quarter.
Jacobson led the Superlarks ground game with 100 yards on 10 carries, including a rushing touchdown and a touchdown reception. Bain had 48 yards on nine carries and scored two touchdowns.