Hawks lose to third-ranked Bears
BROOKLYN — BGM’s Bears lived up to their No. 3 ranking in Class A. Lynnville-Sully’s Hawks kept pace with the Bears for a quarter, down 7-0, but found out mistakes can’t be made against BGM.
“We turned the ball over and they took advantage of it. BGM is a really good team. You can’t make mistakes against good teams and win,” said Mike Parkinson, Hawk head coach, following a 42-6 loss last Friday in Class A, District 6 action.
“We’ll go forward from here. Our guys did some things well. They battled and never gave up in this game. We’ll take one game at a time,” he said.
The Bears scored 21 points in that second quarter to lead 28-0 at halftime. Lynnville-Sully didn’t give up any points in the third quarter. BGM tacked on two fourth-quarter touchdowns before Lynnville-Sully scored its lone touchdown.
Caden Doll broke off a 69-yard touchdown run for the Hawks in the fourth quarter. Doll finished with 149 yards on 20 carries.
Brandon Dunsbergen completed 5-of-13 passes for 39 yards. T.J. Cunningham made two catches for 17 yards and Darin Hofer had one catch for 15 yards. Sage Ehresman caught one pass for nine yards.
BGM got 104 yards on 25 carries and three touchdowns from Jack Kline, who also tossed a seven-yard touchdown pass to quarterback Bryan Kriegel. Kriegel was 7-of-10 for 160 yards passing, and had a 14-yard touchdown pass to Colton Ryan. Ryan also scored on a 51-yard interception return.
“We played good defense. We just keep hurting ourselves offensively, allowing teams to have short fields to drive on,” Parkinson said. “Our kids are playing together. We just have to make plays on both sides of the football to be successful.”
Cunningham led the Hawk defense with 10 tackles. Doll made eight tackles, followed by Ehresman with seven tackles and Daniel Zimmerman with six tackles. Dunsbergen intercepted a pass.
The Hawks (0-4) play at Southeast Warren this Friday.