Flyers come from behind to defeat Patriots


Despite trailing Parkway South 15-7 at halftime Friday night, the Lindbergh High School football team scored 22 points in the second half to earn a 29-22 come-from-behind victory.

“At halftime, the guys really decided that they wanted to win that game,” Lindbergh head coach Tom Beauchamp said. “We really turned things on in the second half.”

The Flyers took a 7-0 lead with 9:43 left in the second quarter when senior quarterback Zeke Scott connected with senior wide receiver Matt Farrell on a four-yard touchdown pass. Farrell caught three passes for a total of 27 yards and two touchdowns.

“Matt’s been a real solid player,” Beauchamp said. “Kids like him find a way to get open. He really knows what’s going on out there.”

Scott completed 15 of 23 passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns.

“Zeke threw the ball real well,” Beauchamp said. “In the second half, he really buckled down and hit the people that he needed to hit.”

Parkway South responded with a 17-yard touchdown pass from Chris Hoevel to Kevin Wallace. But Patriot kicker Mark Wright failed to convert the extra point, which left the score at 7-6.

The Patriots scored a safety late in the second quarter and then recorded their second touchdown when Hoevel pounded in a three-yard run with 23 seconds left in the half.

Lindbergh bounced back in the third quarter when John Lane scored on a 12-yard touchdown run with 10:45 left in the quarter. Lane carried the ball four times for 26 yards and two touchdowns. The senior running back and Farrell lead the team with four touchdowns each.

“John’s a hard runner that got ahold of the ball and ran over about four people to get to the end zone,” Beauchamp said. “He’s a player that’s got that kind of willpower to be able to do something like that.”

The Flyers scored on a two-point conversion when James Bearden caught a pass from Zeke Scott to tie the score at 15-15.

Lindbergh scored its third touchdown with 17 seconds left in the third quarter when Scott connected with Farrell on an 11-yard touchdown pass to give the Flyers a 22-15 lead.

Parkway South’s Kevon McGrew tied the game at 22-22 on a two-yard touchdown run with 10:13 remaining. But Lane’s one-yard touchdown run in the final minutes of the game gave Lindbergh the 29-22 victory after Bryan Livingston’s extra point.

The Flyers are back in action at 7 p.m. Friday when they play host to Mehlville.

The Panthers (4-2, 3-1 Suburban West) are coming off a 49-21 win at home over Marquette Friday after hammering out 438 yards rushing against the Mustangs.