Through the first four weeks of the season, GM football overcame obstacle after obstacle. They beat the defending state champions. They beat a couple rivals. They beat a fellow state ranked team. Gary Sloan’s group hurdled Mountain Lake, Spring Grove, LeRoy-Ostrander, and Southland to stay unbeaten. Their week five opponent also was of significance. GM trekked to Houston for a re-match of last year’s 9-Man Section 1 Final. Hurricane junior Isaac Heyer scored on a 69-yard TD run to open the scoring. Dusty Copley than matched the score courtesy of a 66-yard TD run. After one quarter, Houston led 8-7. GM then out-scored the ‘Canes 49-0 over the final three quarters for a 56-8 win. The Larks churned out 298 rushing yards and 403 yards total offense. Copley (12-112 yards, 3 TDs rushing, 14-yard TD reception) scored four times. Daniel Smith (15-83, 2 TDs rushing) and Evan Oehlke (7-48, TD rushing, 5-8, 91 yards, TD passing) authored two scores. Taylor Glynn had a pass (14 yards), a rush (12 yards), and two receptions (43 yards) of double digit yards. Corbin Ludemann added a 26-yard TD run. Heyer (12-117, TD rushing) led Houston with his fourth straight 100-yard rushing game. He has 742 yards rushing in five games. The Hurricanes didn’t complete a pass. GM won the turnover battle 3 to 0 (three fumbles), making them +13 on the season (plus multiple blocked punts). Their defense has allowed just three TDs (25 total points) thru 20 quarters of action. Gary Sloan’s Larks improved to 5-0. Cody Hungerholt’s Hurricanes fall to 2-3.
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