Football: Boone Grove gets program’s first sectional win
By TERRY TURNER Post-Tribune correspondent October 19, 2012 11:38PM
Updated: November 21, 2012 6:14AM
LAKE STATION — Boone Grove won its first sectional game in its second year of varsity football, defeating Lake Station 47-6 Friday night.
The Wolves are now 7-3.
Turnovers hurt the Eagles, with two lost fumbles and two interceptions taking away any momentum they had.
Their first turnover came 1:30 into the game, with Dean Hill intercepting Eagles quarterback Kody Lemley and returning the ball 45 yards for a touchdown.
Lake Station never regained the momentum, and the turnovers killed what was a good running game for the Eagles. They finished with 326 yards on the ground, with Kyle Gooch and Keith Durbin each rushing for about 100 yards.
Those penalties, 80 yards worth of them, many coming at crucial times, and turnovers killed Lake Station’s offensive effort.
Meanwhile, Jason Sawa had a great game, scoring three touchdowns. And he did it explosively, first, with a 37-yard TD, then with a 72-yard pass from Hill, who played with poise and ran the Wolves’ offense well. Sawa’s last score came on a remarkable show of open-field running, a 76-yard kickoff return.
Hill also scored three times, the first on the interception, the second a 1-yard run, and finally, he caught a pass from his relief at QB, Aaron Ellis, a 30-yard reception.
Lake Station’s lone score came from Gooch on a 34-yard run. Gooch pounded the Wolves line all night, rushing for 138 yards.
Lake Station ends its season at 2-8, while Boone Grove moves on to play Andrean next week on the road.