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Flyers 5-3 for season after defeating MHS

The 2023 Lindbergh High School varsity football team. Photo courtesy of the team.

After a big win over Kirkwood in week seven, Lindbergh head football coach Nathan Norman admitted he was a bit concerned his team may not handle preparing for Mehlville very well, but he was relieved to see the team come out strong last Friday night, earning a 35-0 win over the Panthers.

“We came off a big win and I was a little nervous how the kids were going to approach a team that hadn’t had much success and handle that,” Norman said. “But the kids did a nice job of handling their business. We approached it like it didn’t matter who we were playing.”

Norman said his squad was fortunate to get ahead early so that Lindbergh could get some of the younger players some playing time.

The Flyers jumped out to a 21-0 first quarter lead and added a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter. Lindbergh led 35-0 at halftime and went on to win by that score.

The Flyers improved to 5-3 on the season with their third straight victory.

Owen Norman had a big night for the Flyers, scoring three touchdowns. He ran the ball nine times for 164 yards and completed five passes on five attempts for 90 yards in the game.

Chris Marko had 2 catches for 42 yards in the victory.

For Mehlville, it was tough sledding all night for a young team trying to find its way. The Panthers (0-8) just couldn’t seem to get much going on offense all evening. Quarterback Colin Clark completed six-of-12 passes for 22 yards with two interceptions.

MHS did have a little to be happy about on the defensive side, as they recorded four  sacks on the night. Kaleb Gucciardo, Jordan Guitarr, Xavier Johnson and Josh Winston each recorded a sack for Mehlville.

Lindbergh will now prepare to host Lafayette Oct. 20, after The Call went to press. The winner of the contest will be champions of the Suburban Conference Red Pool.

“You hope you don’t have to get the kids mentally up for it,” Norman said. “We’re playing for a conference championship against a team that hasn’t lost since week one.”

Meanwhile, Mehlville will host Northwest Cedar Hill. The Panthers will be looking for their first win of the season.