Lindbergh Flyers pound Northwest 36-0

By STEPHEN GLOVER

The Lindbergh High football team ran like a well-oiled machine in a 36-0 pounding of Northwest Friday night.

“The guys played really well,” Lindbergh head coach Tom Beauchamp said. “The offense was clicking and the defense was bending, but not breaking. They played hard and did what they needed to do to win.”

The Flyers (1-0, 1-0 Suburban West) jumped out to a 7-0 lead as senior running back Antwon Robinson slammed in a three-yard touchdown run with 3:42 to play in the first quarter. Robinson would finish the day with 12 carries for 45 yards.

“Antwon’s a good ballplayer that’s quick and tough,” Beauchamp said. “He had to play behind a senior last year and it looks like he’s come out ready to play.”

Lindbergh struck again just 90 seconds later as senior quarterback Zeke Scott hit senior wide receiver Matt Farrell on a 24-yard touchdown pass with 2:13 to play in the first quarter. Scott ended up burning Northwest with 13 of 18 passes completed for 242 yards and two touchdowns.

“Zeke is another kid that was behind someone last season,” Beauchamp said. “He did a lot of work in the offseason and he’s turning into a pretty good ballplayer.”

Farrell recorded two receptions for 67 yards and one touchdown against the Lions.

“Matt played a lot for us last year and he’s making a bid to be the go-to guy this season,” Beauchamp said. “It’s really nice to have seniors like that on your team.”

Lindbergh extended its lead to 16-0 on a 26-yard field goal by junior place kicker Bryan Livingston with 7:46 to play in the second quarter.

“Bryan’s got a real strong foot and he kicks the ball hard,” Beauchamp said. “We just need to do a better job of getting the ball to him.”

Scott threw his second touchdown on a 30-yard pass to junior wide receiver Michael Heumann with 2:47 to play in the first half.

“Heumann had a tremendous run tonight and that really impressed us,” Beauchamp said. “We knew that he had good hands, but not that shake-and-bake action.”

Robinson recorded his second rushing touchdown of the evening on a two-yard run with 8:48 to play in the fourth quarter.

Robinson’s touchdown gave the Flyers a commanding 29-0 lead.

Lindbergh’s final touchdown of the game came with 5:20 left when junior running back Kevin Johnson drilled in a five-yard touchdown run. Johnson finished the game with two carries for a total of five yards.

“Kevin’s a junior that has a couple of seniors in front of him,” Beauchamp said. “When he got in there, he showed us that he can do it.”

On Friday, the Flyers will play host to Marquette in a key Suburban West Conference match for both schools. Marquette is coming off an impressive 42-20 win over Duchesne in which the Mustangs scored 35 points in the first three quarters.

“We just got the video on them and Marquette’s big and physical,” Beauchamp said. “They have a new coach, so there’s a lot of excitement in the program. We’re going to have our hands full.”