Floyd Central dominates Bedford North Lawrence, 69-7 PDF Print E-mail
By Simon Baumgartle
Special Correspondent
The Bedford North Lawrence Stars came to Floyd Central with a 1-5 record after a loss to Jennings county. The Floyd Central Highlanders had a huge 30-76 loss last week at Columbus East.
Head coach Brian Glesing of Floyd Central and Steve Weber of the Stars were former college football teammates in Hanover. Both coaches came into the game with different offensive attacks.
The Stars started the game trying to pass the ball with quarter back Brandon Tidd, but were forced to punt. Once the Highlanders got the ball they gave it to their running back Gaige Klingsmith who made a 43yd run and hit the end zone. The extra point was good and
Floyd Central was up 7-0. Klingsmith two more touchdowns, one of 35yds, before the end of the first quarter. At the end of the first quarter Floyd Central was comfortably up 22-0.
To start the second quarter the Klingsmith made his last touchdown, he finished the night with 139yds and 4 touchdowns. “We were able to run the ball. When you can establish the run a lot of things are gonna happen.” said Coach Glesing
The Stars weren’t able to do much against Floyd Central’s defense, but stayed with the passing attack all night, after a big 40yd completion to Dylan Steven, the Stars running back Matt Shoufler was able to punch in a 2yd touchdown and make the game 29-7. Once Floyd Central got the ball back running back Gabriel Kennedy made an 81yd touch down run. At the end of the half it was all Floyd Central 36-7.
Floyd Central’s quarter back Colton Kimm wasn’t feeling 100% for the gamedue to injury, but he started the second half. His first pass was to wide receiver Brandon Stout, who made a leaping one handed catch for a 22 yd completion, then Kimm threw a short pass to Stout who ran with it and made a 50yd touchdown.
For the rest of the game the Stars couldn’t do anything on offense. Their lead rusher had 19yds, and they didn’t complete a pass for the whole third quarter. Floyd Central recorded six sacks, two of those by Aaron smith, recovered a fumble and defensive back Keaton Stiller had an interception. Coach Glesing said “We got some pressure on the quarter back and our secondary played a lot better tonight.” At the end of the night Floyd Central won 69-7.
Floyd central had 581yds and 9 touch downs rushing led by Gabriel Kenndy, who had 157yds and a touch down off two runs.
Floyd Central is now 5-2 and hosts 3-4 Jennings County , who just beat Seymour 49-3.