Football Flyers muzzle Bulldogs 43-0


With 257 yards rushing, the Lindbergh High School football team hammered Fort Zumwalt South 43-0 Friday night in the season opener.

“I felt like the kids played a solid game,” Lindbergh head coach Tom Beauchamp said. “Our offensive line played well and we executed the offense well. But Fort Zumwalt South’s guys were pretty physical up front. They’re a salty team.”

The Flyers took a 7-0 lead when Ryan Campbell scored on a one-yard touchdown run with 9:41 left in the first quarter as Bryan Livingston got the point-after touchdown, or PAT.

“Ryan’s a First-Team All-Conference selection and he’s playing really well right now,” Beauchamp said. “He really worked his tail off in the summer and is very intense. I thought that he had a good night.”

Campbell scored again, but this time on defense as he scooped up a 15-yard fumble recovery with 9:33 left in the first quarter with Livingston getting the PAT.

“Zumwalt South was running the option and we hit the running back right when he got the ball,” Beauchamp said. “Ryan scooped it up and scored, just like you coach it.”

The Flyers extended their lead to 21-0 when Djuan Taylor pounded in a three-yard touchdown run with 36 seconds left in the first quarter as Livingston got the PAT.

“Djuan’s a kid that’s really got his head on straight this year,” Beauchamp said. “He’s big and physical and is really playing hard right now.”

At 3:26 in the second quarter, it was Campbell again on defense, who scored a safety to give Lindbergh a commanding 23-0 lead.

The Flyers finished the first half with a 17-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Kyle Portell to Mike Heumann with 1:51 left. The PAT by Livingston was blocked by the Zumwalt South defense.

“Kyle scored on a drop-back pass with a little play action,” Beauchamp said. “It was one heck of a throw as well as a good catch.”

Lindbergh’s assault on the Bulldogs continued in the third quarter as Colton Doss torched Zumwalt South on a 48-yard punt return. Doss carried the ball 11 times for 89 yards and a total of 196 all-purpose yards.

“Colton also had four punt returns for 94 yards,” Beauchamp said. “He’s doing a really good job for us right now.”

The Flyers’ final score came with 4:08 left in the fourth quarter as Eric Schwartz hammered in a two-yard touchdown run. Livingston nailed his fifth PAT of the night.

The Flyers play at 7 p.m. Friday when they travel to Francis Howell.

Francis Howell opened the season with a 29-23 loss to Marquette.