Football Flyers soar past Northwest as Lindbergh returns to winning ways

Football Flyers will play host to De Smet in district action

By ROBERT CHALUPNY

The Lindbergh High School football Flyers returned to their winning ways as they flew past Northwest 42-0 Friday night.

The 5-2 Flyers came into the game after a disappointing loss to Eureka on Sept. 30, Lindbergh’s second loss of the season.

The Flyers dominated the field all night Friday as their high-powered offense, led by quarterback Peter Simpson, regained their composure after being held to just seven points in the loss to Eureka — an uncharacteristic occurrence.

Simpson threw for three touchdowns, completing nine of 17 for 160 yards on the night.

The Flyers opened it up early in the first quarter with Blake Beauchamp scoring on a 30-yard pass from Simpson at 9:19.

Then with 4:40 remaining, Grant Krueger carried another one in for the Flyers with a 6-yard run.

Lindbergh continued its offensive in the first quarter when Beauchamp caught another 9-yard pass from Simpson for his second on the night with :15 left on the clock.

In the second quarter, Lindbergh kept it going with a Nick Deloch touchdown with an 11-yard pass from Simpson at 5:51.

Ryan Dupree then barreled through the defense with a 10-yard run to put another seven points on the scoreboard at 5:19.

The Flyers went into the locker room at the half with all the momentum and never gave the Patriots a chance to build any.

In the third quarter, Simpson scored his own touchdown with a 2-yard run into the end zone, concluding the scoring for the evening.

This week the Flyers will host a very tough 6-1 De Smet in district play. De Smet has posted staggering offensive numbers this season, including 227 points. But Lindbergh is close with 202 points. While both teams have solid defensive squads, the edge goes to Lindbergh, which has allowed just 65 points this season. De Smet has allowed 124 points this year

After De Smet, the Flyers will host Mehlville and then travel to St. Louis University high for their last regular-season matchup.