Flyers roll over Lafayette Lancers 48-10


The Lindbergh Flyers football team took a much more conventional route to its second blowout win of the season Friday at Lafayette High School.

After throwing two interceptions and one touchdown in the first quarter Aug. 27 against Oakville, Flyers quarterback Peter Simpson threw three touchdowns in the first quarter of Lindbergh’s 48-10 win Fri-day night. The Flyers built a 35-0 lead on the Lancers early in the second quarter and moved to 2-0. It was their second-straight win over Lafayette (0-2).

Fortune was on the Flyers’ side from the opening kickoff, which was fumbled by Lafayette and recovered by Lindbergh inside the Lancers’ 10-yard line.

“The kids came out. They fumbled on the kickoff. From there, things just rolled,” Lindbergh head coach Tom Beauchamp said.

Simpson found senior wide receiver Adam Schremp for touchdowns of 19 and 28 yards before five minutes ticked off the game clock. Schremp, Lindbergh’s top receiver in 2009, was making his season debut after sitting out the first game with an ankle injury.

“He gets open, and he puts pressure on the defense. He’s a difference maker,” Beauchamp said.

Senior Tim Hamm-Bey scored on a 12-yard pass from Simpson with 1:15 to play in the first to give Lindbergh a 19-0 edge.

Hamm-Bey bumped the lead to 25-0 midway through the second quarter, and Simpson connected with senior wide receiver Will Spitzfaden for the two-point conversion. Simpson completed 11 of 25 passes for 283 yards in his second career varsity start.

“Peter was on with the passing game,” Beauchamp said.

Junior Jordan Goodman rushed in a three-yard touchdown and pounded in a two-point conversion at 4:39 to give Lindbergh its 35-point lead. The Lancers’ Max Zaun connected on a field goal to make the score 35-3 at halftime.

After Lafayette scored its only touchdown in the third quarter, the fourth quarter belonged to Lindbergh.

Senior Sam Smith rushed in for a five-yard score and freshman Garrett Krueger raced 51 yards for the first touchdown of his career. Krueger is the first freshman in many years to dress for the Lindbergh varsity.

“He got in and scored a touchdown. When you’re able to build a large enough margin, it’s good to be able to give the kids who work so hard all week a chance to get in there,” Beauchamp said.

Lindbergh is seeking revenge against Fox High School at 7 p.m. Friday at home. Fox beat the Flyers 31-28 last season to give them their only loss and end their season in the first round of the playoffs.