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Concordia rips Lakeland gridders

Fort Wayne Concordia sent the visiting Lakeland Lakers to their second consecutive defeat last Friday night by a count of 35-3 at Zollner Stadium.

The 5-3 Cadets scored twice in both the first and second quarters to open up a 28-3 halftime bulge. Quarterback David Morrison figured in three of the touchdowns, running a yard for one, passing 13 yards to C.J. Morris for a second and hitting Jake Minich on a seven-yard toss for a third.

Concordia’s defense accounted for the other first-half touchdown. Jacob Bickel intercepted a pass by Laker reserve quarterback Dominic Christian and raced 60 yards to paydirt.

Lakeland got its three points in the game on a 30-yard field goal by Marco Olivares early in the second stanza. The Laker offense was held to 122 total yards and made seven first downs to Concordia’s 21.

Morgan Moore was in on 11 tackles and recovered a Cadet fumble to pace the Lakeland defense. Evan Garretson made three sacks and pounced on a fumble, while Joel Miller and Taylor Raatz each picked off Concordia passes.

The Lakers, now 6-2 overall, host Churubusco in NECC action this Friday. The winner of that game will share a piece of the league title with Fairfield.


FW Concordia 35

Lakeland 3

Scoring by quarters

     LL     0     3     0     0     -3

     FC   14   14     0     7   -35

First Quarter

FC—David Morrison one-yard run, Andrew Wick kick

FC—C.J. Morris eight-yard pass from Morrison, Wick kick

Second Quarter

LL—Marco Olivares 30-yard field goal

FC—Jake Minich seven-yard pass from Morrison, Wick kick

FC—Jacob Bickel 60-yard pass interception return, Wick kick

Third Quarter

No scoring

Fourth Quarter

FC—Minich 13-yard pass from Morrison, Wick kick


                        LL                 FC

Total Yards       122               296

Rushing           63                  55

Passing             59                241

Total Plays       48                  55

First Downs      7                    21

Turnovers         1                      4

Penalties           9-66           4-20



LL—Sams 3-19; K. Miller 3-17; Barker 4-11; Fuller 6-9; Troyer 2-8; Casper 2-5; Bender 1-5; Collyer 2-4; Raatz 5-3; Kelly 2-(-7); Christian 1-(-11)

FC—Poore 18-81; Morrison 9-(-26)


LL—Kelly 5-11, 45; Christian 1-5, 14

FC—Morrison 21-27, 241


LL—J. Miller 3-26; Raatz 2-19; Sams 1-14

FC—Minich 10-108; Morris 4-35; Sparks 3-48; Kindig 3-39; Poore 1-11

Tackle Leaders

LL—Moore 11; Casper 6; Garretson 6; Kohlheim 6

FC—Perugini 6; Fairfield 4; Kunkel 4