Flyers nix Northwest 35-7 to continue winning streak

By STEPHEN GLOVER

The Lindbergh High School football team continued its winning streak Friday with a 35-7 victory over Northwest.

“(I) felt like the kids played well,” Lindbergh head coach Tom Beauchamp said. “They played as a unit and went out and had a pretty good game.”

Lindbergh (4-0, 2-0 Suburban West) grabbed a 7-0 lead when quarterback Kyle Portell connected with Sam Smith on a 25-yard pass with 3:36 left in the first quarter. Smith’s touchdown reception was his lone catch of the evening. He leads the Flyers with five receptions for 97 yards and one touchdown this season.

“Sam’s come along real well this season,” Beauchamp said. “He’s the type of player that really has the ability to get up and get to the ball.”

The Flyers increased their lead to 14-0 when Eric Schwartz grinded in a three-yard run with 11:01 left in the second quarter. Schwartz carried the ball eight times for 23 yards.

“Eric’s been playing consistent all year long for us,” Beauchamp said. “He’s been waiting for this year to come along and has been doing real well.”

Lindbergh extended its lead to 21-0 when Adam Schremp scored on 31-yard run with 5:43 remaining in the first half.

Schremp scored again when he hauled in a 19-yard pass from Kyle Portell with 46 seconds left in the first half. Portell connected with Schremp three times for 53 yards.

“Adam’s one of those kind of players with a little speed in his wheels,” Beauchamp said. “He’s got the wheels that

can let him get out there and just go.”

Portell completed 13 of 21 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns.

“Kyle had a nice night,” Beauchamp said. “He was throwing the ball around well and he didn’t try to put the ball in places where the receivers were not going.”

The Flyers return to action at 7 p.m. Friday when they play host to Lafayette (3-1, 1-1 Suburban West), which is coming off a 24-17 loss in overtime to Kirkwood last Friday.

“Lafayette’s a talented team every year and they’re having a heck of a year right now,” Beauchamp said. “They’re going to be upset about the loss to Kirkwood last week and we’re going to have to be ready to play some good football.”