Football Flyers shut out Marquette 20-0 as Beauchamp earns his 100th victory

Lindbergh High football team to tackle Eureka Friday night.

By ROBERT CHALUPNY

The Lindbergh High School football team shut out the Marquette Mustangs 20-0 Friday night at home on their way to a 4-1 record going into the season’s “halftime” and gave the Flyers head coach his 100th win.

Flyers head coach Tom Beauchamp, who has been with the organization since 1995, was proud to have reached the milestone.

“It is truly a pleasure to have had great players, loyal assistant coaches and a loving family that allowed us success in hitting the century mark,” he said. “The longevity it takes to get this mark was most certainly a team effort. Thanks so much to all those of the Lindbergh family who have played a role in attaining this milestone.”

The damp and wet field conditions may have been a factor, but it didn’t stop the Flyers’ potent offense led by quarterback Peter Simpson.

Simpson, who is ranked eighth in Missouri in passing, threw for 260 yards in the game, including two touchdowns. He had 18 completions in 42 attempts.

“I think the kids played well. I think Marquette came out and played us very well,” Beauchamp said. “It was a sloppy field and sloppy going, but the kids slugged it out and we came up on top.”

The Flyers started their scoring when Jordan Goodman bulldozed through the defense for a touchdown with 4:55 left in the first quarter.

Garrett Krueger caught a three-yard pass from Simpson with 8:25 remaining in the third quarter and brought down another one on a 15-yard reception to start the fourth quarter with 11:54 remaining.

That would be all the scoring in the contest as the Flyers’ defense continues its reign at the top of the Suburban West conference in points against with a mere 34.

Parkway South is a distant second with 75 points against.

“The defense played really well. They’ve been playing really well,” the Lindbergh coach said. “I think they’ve been doing a good job of keeping people out of the end zone. I mean they’re quick and they play hard and they’ve got a lot of heart.”

Lindbergh will go head to head against Eureka (4-1) Friday night in what certainly be one of the Flyers’ toughest matchups this season. The defense will need to be ready for an explosive Eureka offense that has tallied 209 points on the season, which is first in the conference, followed by Lindbergh in second with 153 points.

Beauchamp said his team will need to focus on the fundamentals to be successful.

“I think we are going to have to play really steady,” he said. “We are going to have to make sure that we come out and play real steady as far as in all aspects of it, as far as the run game and the pass game.”