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Lawrence/Nelson Beats BDS in Junior High Football

A Win to Remember

By: Gabriel Sharp

September 11, 2014

    Lawrence/Nelson played BDS September 8, 2014 in junior high football. The team departed at 2:30 that afternoons to get pumped up and ready for the match between the two teams in Shickley. For the past seven years BDS Junior High Football has been undefeated, and Monday September 8 the Lawrence/Nelson Raiders beat them 14-0. The boys played very well and had a well deserved win.


    As a team they started off a little slow in the first quarter scoring no points. In the second quarter Lane Heikkinen scored the Raider’s first touchdown. He scored with a 9 yard run. The second quarter ended with a score of 6-0. In the third quarter Boone Svoboda had a 35 yard run and scored another touchdown. The Raiders added a two point conversion to the score leaving the game at 14-0.


    Jacob Sharp had two solo tackles and three assists as did Deaman Oliver.  Lane Heikkinen had one assist. Boone Svoboda had two solo tackles. Matthew  Kimminau had three solo tackles and two assists. Kyle had one solo block and three assists. Coy Cedar had one assist. Lane had one assist. Kyle Golay had one solo tackle and three assists. Brody Himmelberg had one solo tackle and two assists. Boone Svoboda was the only player with a kick-off return. He had an 11 yard kick-off return.


    As a team the Raiders had 13 solo tackles and a total of 15 assists. Jacob Sharp had three attempts of rushing and gained 13 yards. Lane Heikkinen had a total of ten attempts of rushing yards and gained 53 yards. Boone Svoboda had eight attempts of rushing yards and gained 51 yards. Brody Himmelberg had a two attempts of rushing yards and gained five yards.  The team had a total of 23 attempts and gained 122 yards.


    Coach Brown had some very inspiring things to say about the team. He stated: “I feel the boys exceeded my expectations for the first game, they played really well but there is still work that needs to be done.” Coach Brown feels they need to improve their offensive line, firing the ball off better, and knowing their plays and running them harder. The Raiders strong points are very well played defense as they only gave up one play.


    This was a great start off to the year and will give the Raiders confidence and drive to keep continue winning. They start the season off 1-0 with the next game at Harvard Monday September 15, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. Be ready for the power that the Raiders will bring to the Cardinals and be sure not to miss this exciting event!


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