Goessel High School football team’s success through the air contributed to a win Friday at White City. The Bluebirds amassed 472 yard of offense as they had to play from behind to defeat the Huskies in an important win in District play. The Bluebirds trailed 12-8 at the end of the first quarter and remained behind 20-16 at halftime.
Goessel’s defense held the home team scoreless in the third period and gained the lead 30-20. The Bluebirds scored twice in the fourth quarter to seal the win, 44-28.
Zac Showalter caught six passes from Trey Schmidt for 180 yards with three of those going for touchdowns. Schmidt ran for 105 yards and two scores with Nic Buller reaching the end zone on a pass from Schmidt.
Schmidt and Showalter led the team in tackles with Shane Goerzen, Kellen Froese, and Buller getting in on many assists. Buller snagged two interceptions which snuffed Huskie drives.
The Bluebirds next opponent will be a home game with Hope on Thursday. Both teams have a district record of 4-1, so the winner is guaranteed a spot in the playoffs the following Tuesday.