Football Flyers crush Fox 34-3

By ROBERT CHALUPNY

The Lindbergh High School football team pushed its record to 2-1 Friday night with a dominating 34-3 win over the Fox High Warriors.

The Flyers started the scoring in the first quarter with Garret Krueger catching one in the end zone with 2:30 left on the clock.

Lindbergh’s Grant Krueger ran one in with 9:51 left in the first half. That was broken up by a Fox field goal with 6:02 left on the clock. Matt Feldt added another for the Flyers before heading the two teams headed for the locker room.

In the second half, Lindbergh added two more touchdowns — one from Kevin Rogers and Jordan Goodman with the other.

The Flyers’ offensive onslaught was led by quarterback Peter Simpson, who threw for 10 completions in 19 attempts with 149 yards.

“We overthrew some things and we had a few dropped balls … but he really did a good job getting the ball where he needed to at the right time,” Lindbergh head coach Tom Beauchamp said of Simpson.

Despite the fact that his high-scoring offense made it look easy, Beauchamp remains focused on the task, which is getting his squad to the playoffs.

“Overall, they played well. But like every team this early in the year, I think we have still have things we really need to improve on. We need to work hard at practice and get a little more focused,” Beauchamp said. “I think the kids played well when they had to last night, but I would rather have them do thing with perfection in mind. Sometimes you get in a situation where you let up a little and you might not have that luxury later in the year.”

The Flyers will travel to Parkway South Friday, hoping to tarnish the Patriots’ perfect record. Simpson and his offense will need to be on top of their game as Parkway South brings a crushing defense that has given up 12 points in its first three games this season.

The Lindbergh defense also will need to be stellar to stop a balanced Patriots’ offense that boasts eight players with touchdowns, including Eric Laurent, who has three.

Lindbergh matches up perfectly in that department as it also has eight players with touchdowns, including Garret Krueger with three.

Beauchamp said he was excited about the possibility of the Flyers increasing their record to 3-1, but stressed that his squad was going to have to earn it.

“We’ve got a heck of a ball game on our hands,” he said.