Goessel football slip slides to 48-0 win
Marion County football fields were dry, but at Herington, a steady rain spoiled the Railers’ homecoming.
Goessel took advantage of numerous errors and Bluebird defense stymied Herington’s attempts to score.
On opening kickoff, Herington had trouble catching the ball in the drizzle and Goessel recovered on the 12-yard line, but two plays later the Bluebirds fumbled to Herington.
Dylan Lindeman covered a Herington fumble to get the ball back, and this time Luke Wiens rambled in for the first score.
The defensive line of Eddie Gaeddert, Luke Freeman and Justice Johnson slowed runners at the line of scrimmage and the Bluebirds took over on fourth down.
Zach Zogleman darted 24 yards for another touchdown, with Wiens converting the extra points. With time expiring on the end of first quarter, Lindeman hit Kale Funk with a pass and the speedster ran for a touchdown 41 yards. Goessel led 20-0.
Goessel’s defense held as wet field conditions worsened. Jacob Hagewood slipped through the middle and Zogleman plowed ahead for the extra points. Wiens broke tackles to get into the end zone before half-time, giving the Bluebirds a 36-0 lead.
Having been pushed back to mid-field by penalties, Lindeman connected with Luke Freeman for a 59-yard score. Wiens ended the slippery contest with a 24-yard scamper down the sideline for a 48-0 win.
Both teams lost the ball on turnovers three times. Johnson led the defense in tackles with eight and Lindeman had 7.5.