Bennington sinks Goessel
On a cool Friday night, Goessel faced off against the Bennington Bulldogs. On an unusual play the Bluebirds got on the scoreboard first.
Dylan Lindeman lost the grip on the ball at the 22-yard line, but lineman Justice Johnson scooped up the ball and went the distance for a Bluebird score.
After a Bulldog score, Lindeman connected with Jacob Hagewood for a 60-yard pass, the first of four touchdowns.
Bennington scored three more times, one with a recovered fumble, to take a 28-12 lead.
As time was running down in the first half, the Bluebirds called time-out with 36 seconds remaining.
On fourth down, Lindeman found Hagewood in the end zone to cut the lead to 10 points, 28-18.
Bennington squeezed in another touchdown before half-time to go to the break with a 34-18 lead.
The Bulldogs threatened to blow the game open with three more scores, grabbing a 52-18 lead. With fourth down and 14 yards to go, Goessel chose to try to convert. Hagewood got behind defenders and Lindeman tossed the ball. Hagewood waited for the ball and then out-ran all defenders for a 39-yard touchdown.
Goessel’s kicker, Daniel Uhlig bounced a kick off a Bulldog receiver and Kale Funk recovered, but the Bluebirds could not advance the ball.
After another Bennington score, the Bluebirds found themselves facing fourth down and inches to go.
Bennington prepared for a play up the middle, but Lindeman found Hagewood for their fourth score on a 47-yard completion.
Goessel rushed for 101 yards and passed for 294.
Leading the Bluebird defense was Johnson with 8.50 tackles and Hagewood with seven.
Goessel lost the contest 58-30. The Bluebirds have a record of 3-5 overall, and 1-4 in district games.
Goessel will play Thursday at home with Chase County High School.
Last modified Oct. 24, 2018