Burros host Wolverines, win with defense
Thursday, September 27, 2012 8:42 AM
One week after winning an offensive shootout with M-C, the Burros won a defensive duel with Glenville-Emmons, defeating the Wolverines 34-6 in the LHS homecoming game.
Coming from his defensive end position, No. 83 Kole Ruud levels his sights on the GE quarterback. Ruud collected a sack on the play as
the Burro's went on to win.
Lanesboro's 191 total yards were their fewest this season, but the Burros held G-E to only 97 yards. That's the fewest by an LHS opponent in 87 games, dating back to 2004.
Homecoming king Isaac Freese and Kole Ruud led with 13 tackles each with both also contributing to the team sack total. Jarrett Brown and Will Semmen were each in on eight stops.
The Burros (3-1, 2-1 SEC) opened both halves with their two sustained drives made up of short-yardage gains. The first covered 48 yards in nine plays, while the second went 50 yards 13 snaps. In between came the only big-yardage play of the game, a 69-yard TD run by Niko Anderson, which helped put Burros ahead at halftime 14-0. The third of Anderson's four touchdowns made it 20-0 late in the third quarter.
Five of the Wolverines' seven first downs came on a 64-yard, 15-play drive ending with a one-yard TD plunge by Nick Anderson. That came on their first possession of the second half. G-E (1-3, 1-2 SEC) did not have another possession that gained more than nine yards. The Wolverines punted on their first four possessions and three times lost the ball on downs.
Lanesboro needed little yardage to add two late touchdowns after recovering a fumble at the G-E 18 and taking over on downs at the G-E 15. In his second straight four-TD game, Niko Anderson took 31 handoffs for 159 yards including TD runs of 10, 69, 8 and 15 yards. Semmen ran 12 yards for the final score of the night. Subbing for injured quarterback Garrett Boggs, he also ran in a two-point conversion and passed to Kole Ruud for another two-pointer. Semmen completed 3 of 4 passes with two caught by Ruud and the other by Anderson. Joining Boggs on the injured list was junior starter Gabe Decker.
Averaging only 2.1 yards per play, the Wolverines gained 30 yards on four passes (4 for 12) and managed only 67 yards on ground. G-E had only three plays go for 10 yards or more. Averaging 3.0 yards per play, LHS ran 64 plays to 47 for G-E. In 9-man football, LHS has won all nine games against G-E.
The Burros travel to Lyle/Pacelli on Sept. 28. On Oct. 5, another away game is scheduled at Grand Meadow. Lanesboro will play at home again on Oct. 12, when LeRoy-Ostrander comes calling.