In Friday’s contest, the Goessel High School football team jumped out to a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and maintained the same margin with a 22-8 lead at halftime. The Bluebirds then found the end zone three times in the third period and coasted to a 50-22 win at Southern Cloud High School in Miltonvale.
The Bluebirds found turnovers to be in their favor as they intercepted one pass and recovered five Southern Cloud fumbles. It was a more balanced attack by the Bluebirds than in previous games this season with Goessel gaining 150 yards on the ground and 242 yards passing.
Goessel’s defense was led by six solo tackles from Shane Goerzen and five each from Mark Schmidt and Nic Buller. Brian Hiebert and Kellen Froese each posted four solo tackles. Trey Schmidt completed 16 passes for 242 yards. Goerzen caught six passes for 89 yards and Buller snagged five passes for 86 yards.
Scoring for the Bluebirds were Buller with two touchdowns receiving, Mark Schmidt with one touchdown receiving, along with Goerzen and Zach Showalter. Rushing touchdowns came from Trey Schmidt and Froese, who also scored two conversions each by rushing.
The Bluebirds are now 1-0 in district competition and 1-2 overall. Goessel will play Friday at home with Burrton in another district game.