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By Dan Lingle
Moose Lake Star Gazette 

Bombers tame Lions


Barnum Bomber defenseman Brady Youngberg scoops and scores.

The Barnum Bombers hit the road Friday, October 11 and headed south to Ogilvie to take on the Lions.

The game began with the Lions taking the first possession. They began with the air game, but the Bombers did not let their receivers out of reach with the Lions being forced to punt the ball away. The Bombers took over possession on their own side of the field.

The Bombers came out with an air game of their own with Brandon Newman connecting with Zach Carlson, Cody Shelgren and Mitchell Weller to advance the ball up the field. The Bombers were the first to score and continued to score, racking up 22 points in the first quarter, while holding the Lions to nothing.

The second quarter went the way of the Bombers once again. This time, however, the game became a ground game with Newman, Carlson and Zach Peterson pounding the ball up the field. The Lions tried to push the ball down field, but the defense of the Bombers was too much for the Lions.

The Bombers scored an additional 12 points in the second quarter, moving the score to 36-0.

In the third quarter, the Lions regrouped and came out of halftime with a renewed spirit and began to stand up to the Bombers.

The Bomber defense once again went to work and shut the Lions offense down. The Bombers' offense was only able to pound in one additional touchdown, but the defense put so much pressure on the Lions that with a third and long situation, the Lions' center miss-snapped the ball over the head of the quarterback. This is when the Bombers' defense got the opportunity to score.

Bomber Brady Youngberg got his chance to live the play that every defenseman would love — Youngberg picked up the loose ball and ran it into the end zone for the Bombers' final touchdown of the night. The Bombers headed into the fourth quarter with a 48-0 lead.

The fourth quarter belonged to the Lions. With the clock on run time, Barnum coach Brian Robertson began to sub in the Bombers' junior varsity squad.

The Lions had some difficulty with the younger squad, but they began to move the ball and were able to score twice on the Bombers. The Bombers were able to prevent them from getting the extra points.

The game ended with the Bombers victorious over the Lions 48-12.

Next, the Bombers host the Cook County Vikings on October 16 for the final regular season game.


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