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Bombers Blank Lutheran South 35-0 in Weather Abbreviated Game

Zeke Elliott found the endzone four times before the game was cut short by the weather.

When Ezekiel Elliott is on the field at John Burroughs or running on the track circling the field, there are few competitors who can match him stride for stride.

The Ohio State-bound sprinter ran for TDs of 64, 63 and 19 and caught an 89-yard strike from Nicholas Duncan to run his total to 8 on the young season. In a game that was called because of thunder and heavy rains with 1:30 to go in the third quarter, the Bombers (2-0) beat Lutheran South in a Metro League game, 35-0. The Bombers forced a running clock in the entire third quarter.

Elliott scored 4 of the first 5 times he touched the ball. Coach Gus Frerotte liberally intermixed quarterbacks Duncan, a junior and Tre Moore, a sophomore.

The Bombers played some hard-nosed defense. A couple of times the Lancers got into the Red Zone, only to come away empty handed.

Key interceptions by senior two-way star Foye Oluokun and Peter Schnuck took the Lancers out of those scoring opportunities.

The game was set for 1 p.m. Saturday, but moved to 4 p.m. Friday to try and stay ahead of the storms of Hurricane Isaac which blew in from the Gulf.

The Bombers, who host Priory at 4:30 p.m. Friday were a bit disappointed to see the game end prematurely.

Frerotte explained: “With the score the way it was (35-0), we just felt it was best to come in.”

The Bombers had to overcome a little adversity.

Frerotte went on: “We had a bunch of penalties early. We had a fumble. We overcame a lot. We tried to work some things up tempo with our offense and we did that. Some guys on defense especially at linebacker stepped up. We have to improve each week and we saw a little of that today.”

Frerotte marvels at Elliott’s exploits. “And it doesn’t even look like he is running out there. He makes it look easy plus our line played way better today.”

Center/guard  Griff Palan is just glad to be healthy and be on the field. “I think we started a little slow but we came out and picked it up as the game went on. Lutheran South is big and tough and athletic but Zeke played a great game, we just have to hold our blocks a couple of seconds--and he is gone.”

“We do have to work on our discipline. That was the one area I was concerned with,” said Palan.

Oluokun, who goes both ways was glad to win.

“I was hoping to get to play a little bit more. The rain didn’t allow that.”

The senior likes the Bombers prospects. “We’ve got the right attitude. Things are starting to pick up. We have to work on playing hard each game right from the start. We want to put together a bunch of wins,” he said.

Westminster 34, MICDS 0

That was a painful loss for the Rams. The Wildcats scored 13 points in the first quarter then 7 each in the remaining three quarters. The loss drops the Rams to 0-2 this season.

John Galt September 02, 2012 at 02:06 PM
I love to see MICDS failing. Guess the illegal recruiting efforts aren't working for once, eh? I hope they lose every game this season, though the clowns at Lutheran South will likely give them a win.
Scott Duncan September 04, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Hey John Galt - besides your cowardice in hiding behind a false name, you absolutely have it wrong about MICDS. I am a MICDS football parent (and former MICDS teacher) who knows most of the kids on the team and I can guarantee you that none of those kids were recruited. Any football player on that team has to apply to MICDS (which isn't easy) and then make it academically or go elsewhere. Most of the kids on the team came to school in fifth or seventh grade and there is no way you can tell whether some kid is going to blossom into a great football player at that age. MICDS' success stems from an intensive physical fitness program that helps students find their best skills and then build upon those skills in a systematic manner. My son benefitted greatly from that program and he wouldn't be where he is today without the stellar instruction he received in school. MICDS' athletic success comes from a great physical education program, committed parents and dedication from its athletes. Uninformed trolls such as, you, John Galt, have no clue. If you have any spine, you would reveal your real name.
James Baer (Editor) September 04, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Burroughs officials have indicated they know John Galt's brother and will be willing to reveal his identity should he show up at any of their games.
Scott Duncan September 04, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Thank you, Mr. Baer. I was also a substitute teacher at Burroughs for a couple years and know that Burroughs doesn't recruit either. If you saw Zeke Elliot in seventh grade, you would have no clue that he would become the great player he is today. He is also a graduate of City Academy which is tougher academically than most private elementary schools.
James Baer (Editor) September 04, 2012 at 03:53 PM
Scott, I know two things: Zeke Elliott is a gifted player and a really nice young man too.
John Galt September 05, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Never mind... Boy do I feel like an idiot. I just remembered that Burroughs lost state too. If only we recruited someone who could hold on to the ball.
James Baer (Editor) September 06, 2012 at 01:00 AM
John, what are you talking about? You need to reveal your true name then go find another line of interest.

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