Laporte’s football team showed a lot of improvement from their first game of the season against a very good Goodridge-Grygle-Gatzke team.
The Wildcats’ defense allowed only two touchdowns in the first quarter and only trailed 29-0 at the break.
The Chargers, who are now 2-0, led 40-0 through three quarters on their way to a 48-8 victory.
“Our guys played really well, especially on defense. I think it was our best effort in the last three years,” said Coach AJ Dombeck. “They’re a very strong offensive team, but our guys just kept fighting hard all game long.
Jaden Clyde scored Laporte’s only touchdown in the fourth quarter on a 17-yard run and Wyatt Molash ran in the two-point conversion. Clyde scored on another run earlier but it was called back on a penalty.
Molash finished with 42 yards on six carriers, Clyde rushed for 35 yards an six attempts, and both Devon Lafriniere and Wyatt Johannsen had 16 yards rushing.
Lafriniere completed three passes for 25 yards and Isaiah Johnson threw a pass for 13 yards.
Wesley Harmon caught one pass for 18 yards, Chris McDougall caught two for 13 and Gibson Smith had two receptions for seven yards.
Darin Cronemiller finished with 53 return yards on four attempts.
Clyde also led the team with 14 total tackles, Bradley Stenger recorded 10 and Johannsen finished with seven.
This week the Wildcats travel to Nevis, who are 1-1 after getting beaten 48-6 at Win-E-Mac.