Gehlen Catholic went on the road and came away with their first win of the season on Friday, a 29-12 win over sixth-ranked Lawton-Bronson.
Gehlen Catholic enjoyed good field position for most of the game on Friday. Gehlen Catholic Head Coach Jeremy Schindler attributes that to his team’s ability to play solid football in all three phases, especially the special teams game.
The Jays got the job done on the ground which was a part of their offense that had struggled in the first two games. Entering the game, Gehlen Catholic had a total of 93 rushing yards in its first two games. In Friday’s win, the Jays piled it on with 274 rushing yards as a team.
Of those 274 rushing yards, 237 of those came from senior running back Dylan Lehmann. Lehmann averaged 8.8 yards per carry with two touchdowns in the win against the Eagles, and Coach Schindler says he wanted to touch the ball on every single drive.
The Jays now matchup with the Hinton Blackhawks in the first of five consecutive district games to end the regular season. Gehlen Catholic has not beaten the Blackhawks under Hinton alum and Gehlen Catholic Head Coach Jeremy Schindler. He says that is something he would like to change on Friday.
The Jays and Blackhawks kick off at 7:00 from Jim Lorenzen Field in Le Mars.