ORIGINALLY WRITTEN ANDREW OTTOSON
In a Friday night district game against Burrton, Goessel dismantled its opponent, 60-0.
Coach Justin Coup praised his squad after the game: “We had many successes tonight, a team effort. Our pass coverage improved and our D-line keyed the run.”
Burrton ran 17 times in 24 total plays, producing minus-5 yards to go with 60 passing yards.
With a 60-yard return of the opening kickoff, sophomore Craig Banman and the Bluebirds jumped to an early lead.
Garrett Hiebert threw three touchdown passes for 101 yards on four attempts in the first quarter. Hiebert ran for a score in the second.
Brett Goerzen caught two of Hiebert’s touchdown tosses, the first of which came on a 54-yard completion; he also caught Hiebert’s third strike-a play that went for 34 yards.
Goerzen ran for scores of 22 and 28 yards in the second quarter and finished with 107 rushing yards. Sheldon Goerzen was on the receiving end of Hiebert’s second, a 13-yarder.
Banman made the score 60-0 with a 20-yard touchdown run at the end of the second quarter.
The game was called at halftime, and Goessel improved its record to 4-1 on the season and is now 1-0 in district play.
On Friday GHS is set to travel to Little River for its second district game, where the Bluebirds will face the at 7 p.m.