Minneapolis Loses Fifth Straight
staff - October 20, 2017 11:53 pm
The Minneapolis Lions were defeated by the Marysville Bulldogs tonight, 77-12, in district play.
The loss is the fifth straight for Minneapolis and brings the Lions’ record to 2-6 on the season and 0-2 in district play. The Bulldogs advance to 7-1 for the year and 2-0 in district play.
Marysville started the game with the football and scored a 65-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage. Senior quarterback Jack Blumer ran it in to give the Bulldogs the lead, 8-0.
Minneapolis would fumble the ball on their first possession. Marysville would capitalize on the turnover scoring on a 2-yard run from Junior Jacob Backus. The Bulldogs would score two more times in the first quarter and led 32-0 heading into the second.
Blumer was 9-of-10 throwing the ball for 159 yards for the Bulldogs. He threw for four touchdowns in the second quarter to extend Marysville’s lead.
Minneapolis would get on the scoreboard in the second quarter off of a 75-yard kickoff return for Derek Pieschl with 3:22 left before the half. The halftime score was 58-6 in favor of Marysville.
Minneapolis scored on a 20-yard touchdown run by Senior Trenton Brubaker with four minutes left to go in the game.
The Lions had 114 yards of total offense against Marysville. Senior Evan Keating led the way with 22 carries for 100 yards. Brubaker finished with nine carries for 14 yards and the touchdown.
Marysville posted 430 yards of total offense. They had 271 yards on the ground and 159 through the air. Sophomore Atreyau Hornbeak led the team with 12 carries for 95 yards and two touchdowns. Blumer had two carries for 72 yards and a touchdown. Senior Gabe Pieschl caught three passes for 68 yards and two touchdowns.
Minneapolis finishes the season next week on Thursday at home versus the Beloit Trojans.