Football: Andrean offense keeps on rolling in win over Boone Grove
By Tommy Williams Post-Tribune correspondent October 26, 2012 11:32PM
Updated: November 28, 2012 6:12AM
MERRILLVILLE — The sports week began with a major league baseball player hitting three homers in three at-bats in a World Series game. Ho-hum.
In Northwest Indiana there resides a high school football team that scored at least 62 points for the second straight week in sectional play.
How about 21 offensive possessions for the 59ers in the postseason resulting in 18 touchdowns?
“That’s impressive,” Andrean coach Phil Mason said.
Coach, you haven’t heard anything yet.
In the 59ers’ 62-0 win over Boone Grove on Friday night, nine different players scored those touchdowns while picking up 367 total yards for the game, all of which should make for interesting viewing when Rensselaer, Andrean’s sectional final opponent, watches game film on the 59ers offense.
“We want to keep working, and get better and don’t turn the ball over,” Mason said. “But we have a hard week ahead of us because we have a good opponent coming over here.”
And that good opponent will face a defense that held Boone Grove to minus-11 total yards in the first half and didn’t allow the Wolves to earn a first down until early in the third quarter, almost an unfair way for Boone Grove’s season to end.
The Wolves, in their second season in varsity football, won seven games this season — they won once last year — and had to play their last five games without standout running back Cody Poynter because of injury.
“It’s going to be hard to replace them,” coach Tony Tinkel said about losing his first senior class. (The way the season ended), it hurts every one of them. I told their parents that they are my kids, too, and I am very proud of them.”
Andrean fans should feel the same about their red-hot team.
It took less than three minutes for the 59ers (9-2) to score when Matt DeSomer hit Nick Seratto with a 14-yard slant pass at 9:17 of the first quarter. They coasted after that.