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GOESSEL: Football

Sports writer

They just keep on winning.

The Goessel High School football team secured another victory Friday against Stafford, 52-7.

The Bluebirds scored three minutes into the game with Austin Unruh finding Craig Banman open for a 36-yard pass play.

Travis Fensky caught a pass for the extra points, and GHS led 8-0.

Three minutes later Unruh went 32 yards on a quarterback keeper and ran in the extra points to give the Bluebirds a 16-0 lead.

GHS threatened again in the first quarter, as Banman took the ball across the goal line on a one-yard plunge.

Just 14 seconds later the Trojans returned the kickoff 78 yards for their only touchdown of the night.

Goessel led 22-7 at the end of the first quarter.

The Bluebird defensive unit had another strong performance as Weston Hiebert accumulated seven solo tackles, Cameron Stultz three, and Banman two while allowing Stafford only three first downs.

In the second quarter, the offense still was clicking as Unruh connected with Kendall Voth for a 22-yard pass play for a score.

Less than a minute later, Banman crossed the goal line from 22-yards out with a fumble return, and Unruh threw a pass to Stultz for the extra points.

On their next possession, the line opened a hole for Banman to break away for a 39-yard run, as Fensky was on the receiving end of an Unruh pass for the extra points.

Late in the half, Stafford punted for the first time and Banman caught the ball at midfield and sprinted to another touchdown with Stultz catching an Unruh pass for the extra points.

The touchdown gave GHS a 52-7 lead, and the 45-point rule ended the contest.

The Bluebirds are now 5-0 overall and 3-0 in district play.

Goessel will be at Little River Friday for another district, and Heart of America League game.

Last modified Oct. 8, 2008