Bluejays are victorious over Red Hawks

After a brief departure from league competitors in Marysville in week four, the Bluejays’ football team resumed district and Big Seven competition on Friday, Sept. 28, traveling to Hiawatha. The Red Hawks hosted the 4-0 Bluejays after suffering a three-game losing skid, and Sabetha would prove to be a dominant force winning the match-up 49-7.

Sabetha quarterback Gabe Garber took command of his team’s offense in the first half, rushing for 126 yards and three scores while completing five of eight passes for 96 yards and another touchdown.

The Bluejay offense fired on all cylinders to start the game and catapulted out to a 21-0 lead by the end of the first quarter.

Garber connected with wide receiver Braeden Cox with two seconds remaining in the half for a 22-yard touchdown, and Sabetha led 28-0 at the break.

Sabetha’s defense held Hiawatha to just 69 yards of total offense in the first half while shutting them out of the end zone. The Red Hawks’ spread offense tested the Jays’ defensive pass coverage, and they rose to the challenge to hold Hiawatha to only seven completions on 16 attempts and just 49 yards.

“They gave us some looks we haven’t seen, but we made plays when they were presented to us,” said Head Coach Garrett Michael.

The Bluejay offense showcased a spread scheme of their own on offense against the Red Hawks and opened a new page of the playbook. Garber would finish the night completing six of nine passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns. Sabetha would rack up 443 yards of total offense on the night.

Sabetha would add 21 points in the third frame with a 51-yard burst to the end zone for Joseph Gruber, a 22-yard pass reception for a touchdown from Garber to Cox, which was their second reception connection for a score of the night. Cox accounted for 19 of his team’s 49 points with the two scores and was a perfect seven for seven on point after touchdown kicks.

“I’m extremely proud of our players who have waited their turn to get a chance to play on Friday nights,” Coach Michael said. “One in particular is Tristan Edelman, a senior running back, who you will never hear complain.”

Edelman rushed for 100 yards and a score in his first varsity start of the season.

Sabetha took the victory, 49-7, over Hiawatha and improve to 5-0. Week Five brings the 3-2 Holton Wildcats to Sabetha for another Big Seven showdown this Friday, Oct. 5.

9.28.2018 Hiawatha

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

TAC

SKS

INT

FUM RCY

#      REC

REC  YDS

#         RU

RU YDS

Colby Tinklin

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Braeden Cox

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Tristan Edelman

2

0

0

0

0

0

10

100

Mason Spellmeier

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Joe Gruber

2

0

0

0

0

0

4

80

Ryan Stapleton

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Jesse Burger

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Noah Nonnast

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Andrew Frazee

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Shane Frey

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Drew Schmelzle

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Kamden Brownlee

3

3

0

1

0

0

0

0

Gabe Garber

3

0

0

0

0

0

12

128

Kaleb Evans

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Cory Geist

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Cauy Rokey

7

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Carson Ukele

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Walker Lowdermilk

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Kyle Grimm

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Elliott Strahm

3

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Kaleb Grimm

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

TEAM TOTALS

SHS

HIA

FIRST DOWNS

24

15

THIRD DOWN CONV.

1

7

FOURTH DOWN CONV.

1

0

# RUSHES

29

31

RUSHING YARDS

325

97

RUSHING AVG. YARDS

11.2

3.1

PASSING YARDS

118

102

# COMPLETIONS

6

10

# PASSES

9

24

# INTERCEPTIONS

0

0

PUNTING YARDS

0

35

FUMBLES/LOST

1-1

1-1

PENALTIES/LOST YARDS

4-35

0-0

TOTAL OFFENSE

443

199

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