After trailing at halftime, Bluestem came back to earn their first win of the season over Erie by a score of 33-30. Multiple school records were broken in the Lions’ Friday night victory.
After getting beat by Humboldt 58-0 in the season-opener, the Lions bounced back and showed improvement.
“We looked more confident,” said Bluestem head coach Jordan Echer.
“Defensively we got to the ball as a team, and cut our missed tackles in half.”
After trailing 13-14 at the half, the Lions fought back to win a close one on the road by a score of 33-30.
“We were impressed with freshmen DL/OL Michael Harrison. Hunter Clift and Blake Bevan both had big games offensively. Coy Moran broke the school record for passing yards in a game, and was 1 tackle shy of tying the tackles in a game record with 21.”
Bluestem quarterback Coy Moran was one of the two Lions who broke records on Friday night. Moran finished with 273 passing yards and two Touchdowns through the air, as well as 65 yards and another touchdown on the ground.
Senior running back Blake Bevan finished the night with 258 all-purpose yards to break the Bluestem record. Bevan had 145 yards rushing as well as 113 receiving yards. Bevan finished with a rushing touchdown, a receiving touchdown, a fumble recovery touchdown, and an interception.
Bluestem will look to pick up their second win next week at their first home game of the season. The Lions will face Caney Valley, a team with an identical record.
“Our focus going into this weeks game will be special Teams,” said Echer.
“We scored on a blocked punt against Erie, but gave up two kick returns for touchdowns.”