Football: Antonio Pipkin leads Bowman past Lake Station
By Nick Nochevich Post-Tribune correspondent August 24, 2012 11:46PM
Updated: September 26, 2012 6:09AM
LAKE STATION — Bowman’s Antonio Pipkin wants his school to be known for more than just hoops. The way he and his teammates are playing, they are likely to grab the attention of a lot of people.
Pipkin led the charge Friday as Bowman Academy dominated host Lake Station for a 68-20 win.
Bowman’s offense has been stellar, posting a 32-14 win against Indianapolis Marshall last week to start the season off with a perfect 2-0 record.
Pipkin was instrumental running the Bowman offensive attack that scored at will on the ground and through the air. Bowman’s speed and strength were just too much for Lake Station to handle.
Pipkin finished the night early, sitting out the fourth quarter after tallying two rushing touchdowns and three through the air. He was 9-of-11 for 211 yards.
Bowman (2-0) wasted no time establishing the running attack and mounted a first-possession touchdown drive capped by the brilliant running of Pipkin from 13 yards out to take the early lead.
Lake Station managed to score a touchdown on a surprise play when quarterback Cody Lemley threw a screen pass to Kyle Gooch who hit a streaking Carlos Martinez down the sideline for a 41-yard touchdown pass. A failed conversion capped Lake Station’s only score of the half.
Bowman switched gears and went to the air as Pipkin found Jalen Knight and DeShaw Franklin for touchdown passes of 41 and 7 yards. Pipkin added one more on the ground along with a brilliant run by Courtney Crouch to give Bowman a 32-6 lead going into the locker room.
Bowman continued its offensive attack in the second half, almost scoring at will again on the ground and through the air. Bowman’s speed was just too much for Lake Station to contend with.
Lake Station (0-2) did find the end zone twice in the second half on the stellar running of sophomore Kyle Gooch who was a true workhorse for Lake Station in the loss.