Football Flyers ride Marquette Mustangs to 16-0 victory, boast 2-0 record

By STEPHEN GLOVER

In their second consecutive shutout of the 2007 season, the Lindbergh High School football Flyers rode the Marquette Mus-tangs to a 16-0 victory.

Friday night’s game was hampered by several rain delays and had to be continued on Saturday. But even Mother Nature and a rain-soaked field couldn’t keep the Flyers from racking up their second win of the year.

“Our offense was cranking before the rain delays, but the field conditions were a quagmire,” Lindbergh head coach Tom Beauchamp told the Call. “The kids are doing what we ask of them and are playing good, consistent football.”

Lindbergh jumped out to a 3-0 lead with 7:50 to play in the first quarter when place-kicker Bryan Livingston nailed a 32-yard field goal.

“Bryan had some distance on that kick,” Beauchamp said. “He’s a kid that we felt had a some good talent at tight end and he’s also got one heck of a foot.”

The Flyers extended their lead to 9-0 with 4:36 to play in the first quarter when senior quarterback Zeke Scott connected with senior wide receiver Matt Farrell on a seven-yard touchdown pass. Scott completed six of 12 passes for 93 yards and one touchdown in the win.

“Zeke worked his tail off this summer and has come out and thrown the ball really well,” Beauchamp said. “He’s been real consistent. We’ve just got to give him good protection.”

Farrell caught two passes for 44 yards and one touchdown. He has 111 yards receiving this season and two touchdowns.

“Matt’s got real good hands and runs really good routes,” Beauchamp said. “He’s another one of those guys that worked real hard in the weight room and that’s paid off for him.”

Lindbergh’s final score of the game came late in the fourth quarter when Antwon Robinson had a six-yard touchdown run with 4:17 left. Robinson carried the ball 15 times for 86 yards and the one touchdown.

“I felt that the more touches Antwon got, the more consistent he would be,” Beau-champ said. “He also had one touchdown called back in that game, so he had a pretty good day.”

The Flyers are back in action at 7 p.m. Friday when they travel to Kirkwood. Both teams are undefeated, which means one will take sole possession of the top of the Suburban West Conference standings.

“Because of the Saturday game, we’re not in the mode to see as much film (on Kirkwood) as I’d like for us to see,” Beau-champ said. “They’re a typical Kirkwood team with speed and talent. But I think that if you can keep it close until the fourth quarter, you’ve got a shot because anything can happen.”