The Berean Christian School football defeated Zion Lutheran 13-0 on Friday, Sept. 19.
The Bulldogs took the opening kickoff and drove the ball to the 15-yard line behind the arm of quarterback Chris Mauck and the running of Luke Langsam. But Berean’s first drive stalled at the 15-yard line as penalties and mental mistakes halted the Bulldogs. The two defenses went back and forth with the half ending scoreless.
Early in the third quarter, Mauck hit Deryk Racine with a perfect 60-yard touchdown toss to put the first points on the board. The defense, led by Michael Miller, Daniel Downey, Caleb Taub and Kenny Hippler, continued to dominate Zion Lutheran offense. Berean drove deep again, only to be pushed back by penalties.
On fourth and long, Racine’s foot added three big points with a 41-yard field goal, and the Bulldogs took a 10-0 lead into the fourth quarter.
After another Bulldog drive was stalled, Racine once again hit the uprights from 32 yards out to put the Bulldogs up 13-0. The defense took over, finishing the win and putting the Bulldogs up 3-0 on the season.
Berean plays Gateway Community Christian on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at Wellington High School. Admission is free.