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Shamrock football dominates Tekonsha

On Friday, September 3rd, the Tekonsha Indians visited Portland for a matchup with the Portland St. Patrick Shamrocks. The 1-0 Indians were significantly bigger than the Shamrocks, and had over twice as many upperclassmen as the scrappy Shamrocks, but St. Patrick left no doubt about who was the better team, winning 49-14.

On the opening drive, the Shamrocks marched right down the field and scored on a 10 yard run from Derec Fedewa, and followed by an extra point kick from Tyler Groothuis. The Indians march right back down the field on the next series, and took the lead with a two point conversion. After that, the excellent conditioning of the Shamrocks left no doubt of who was the better team. Quarterback Lucas Simon took off and scampered 58 yards for a score, and Derec Fedewa rushed in another 8 yard run, leaving the score 21-8 after the first quarter.

The second quarter was all Shamrocks, with Derec Fedewa breaking loose for another 36 yard score, and Shane Cook Catching a 38 yard touchdown pass from Lucas Simon. Lucas Simon also put in another 23 yard scramble to leave the score 41-8 at halftime.

After haltime the Shamrocks scored again, when Payton Russman punched it in from 6 yards out. The Indians broke free one more time to make the final 49-14.

Offensive leaders for the Shamrocks were Derec Fedewa who carried the ball 6 times for 106 yards and 3 touchdowns, Payton Russman had 9 carries for 75 yards and 1 touchdown, Lucas Simon went 2 for 8 for 39 yards and touchdown, and rushed for 2 touchdowns as well. Shane Cook had one TD reception for 38 yards.

Defensive leaders were Braxton Teachworth who had 10 tackles 6 assists 2 sacks and 2 tackle for loss (TFL), Payton Russman had 2 tackles 3 assists 1 sack and 2 TFL, Braden Simon had 2 tackles and 4 assists, and Devin Cook had 2 tackles 2 sacks and 2 TFL.

The Shamrocks are happy to welcome fellow CMAC team Fulton for a home game on Saturday, September 11th. This is Fulton's first year playing 8 man football, and they have started out 0-2, losing to reigning state champion Adrian Lenawee Christian, and 2019 state champion Colon in their first two games. Kickoff is at 7 pm.

Photo by Lindsey Bos.

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