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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Imac hangs tough to start, but falters at McLouth

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  • For a quarter, the Immaculata football team hung with 8-1 McLouth.
    After giving up the game’s first touchdown, the Raiders answered right back when quarterback Drew Sachen raced nine yards for a score.
    The TD made it 6-6. Yet that’s when it all unraveled.
    “On our second drive, we were on their seven and we gave up a sack,” Imac coach Sean Sachen said. “Then we had a penalty and before you know it, it was fourth and goal from 20 yards out. We moved the ball around pretty well in the first quarter, but that was it.”
    The Bulldogs recorded 42 unanswered points and beat Immaculata 48-6.
    “They are awfully skilled,” Sachen said. “They have speed everywhere. You start shooting yourself in the foot against them and they make you pay. They are too good to do that against and expect to win.”
    Following the equalizer, McLouth put up eight points to hold a 14-6 lead after one period of play.
    It was then in the second quarter where the home team blew open the game. The Bulldogs rallied off 28 points and at half led 42-6.
    A third quarter TD capped off the 42-point win.
    “We were worried about their speed,” the Imac coach said. “They are fast everywhere. We had some young guys playing and asked them to be physical, to do their assignments and finish their jobs. When things aren’t going so well, that is usually why.”
    Drew Sachen finished the game with 100 yards rushing, putting him over 1,000 for the year. He also had 65 yards passing thanks to five completions.
    Dustin Jostmeyer racked up 30 yards rushing while Connor Schmidling had four catches for 39 yards.
    Immaculata finished the season 2-7.
    “I’ve always enjoyed this senior class,” Sachen said. “They are a great group of guys to be around. The record doesn’t show how good we were this year. We let a few games get a way from us, but that’s part of the process. We need to learn how to win.”

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