Football Flyers sail over previously undefeated Parkway South 36-7

By ROBERT CHALUPNY

Going into enemy territory against a defense that had given up only 12 points in three games was not an obstacle for the Lindbergh High School football team as the Flyers moved past previously undefeated Parkway South 36-7 Friday night.

The Patriots’ defense was no match for the Flyers’ high-octane offense led by quarterback Peter Simpson, who threw for three touchdowns and 212 yards in the contest.

Lindbergh head coach Tom Beauchamp told the Call his team is really starting to come together.

“The offense is doing well. We’ve got a good quarterback. We’ve got a good offensive line. We’ve got good diversity,” he said. “They are clicking right now and it’s fun to watch them. It’s kind of exciting to watch them.

“The defense, I am very proud of them. They keep doing things right. They bend but don’t break.” the Flyers coach said, adding that being able to keep a tough Parkway South offense to just seven points was a great success.

On Friday, the Flyers started right away as Jordan Goodman scored on a pass from Simpson with 4:54 left on the clock in the first quarter. The Flyers quickly followed that up with another touchdown pass by Simpson to Blake Beauchamp.

The Flyers scored three touchdowns in the second quarter as Grant Krueger brought home a fumble recovery.

Goodman and Beauchamp each added their second touchdowns of the contest. Parkway South’s leading scorer, Eric Laurent, had the only touchdown of the night for Parkway South with 6:42 left in the quarter.

Both teams went into the locker room at halftime and closed the door on scoring as they finished the contest with a scoreless second half.

Tom Beauchamp said Friday’s victory was a team win and one of the Flyers’ best games of the season.

“I think they played real well. I think they played real hard,” Beauchamp said. “We came out and did what we had to do offensively and the defense shut them down when they had to … It was a pretty good showing overall. I think we are coming together.”

Improvement will be the key to success this season and eventually in the postseason, according to the Lindbergh coach.

“Well I think we’ve got to be consistent. We’ve got to get more consistent. We’ve got to run the ball a little better,” he said. “I think we’ve got to work on a few things on defense, but the big thing is improve. We’ve got to improve each week and if you don’t improve, you’re not going forward, you’re going backwards … One of the things we’ve really got to work on is improving on the little things week to week.”

The 3-1 Flyers will try to make those necessary strides this week as they get ready take on 2-2 Marquette Friday night at home.

“Marquette’s got some talent. I think it is one of those situations we are going to have to come out and play a good game,” Beauchamp said. “They beat us last year and we’ve got to get out there and be ready to play this week because they’ve got some talent. There is no doubt about that.”