The Lowell Red Arrows won just a single game last season, their worst output since they went a combined 1-17 in 1975 and 1976. They have already surpassed last season’s win total in their third game of the season after annihilating Greenville on Friday night by the score of 40-0.
Just two and a half minutes into this one, Lowell got on the board. Brett Spanbauer plunged forward two yards for his first touchdown of the night to get Lowell ahead 7-0. This was the lone score in the first quarter. Spanbauer finished 2/4 passing for 90 yards and a touchdown, and he added 9 carries for 42 yards and the touchdown.
Grady McDonald doubled Lowell’s lead when he went five yards into the end zone. They would push their lead to 21 at halftime thanks to a last second touchdown run by Doak Dean, the latest of the Dean Dynasty. McDonald finished this game with 10 carries for 53 yards, and Dean was the leading rusher with 28 carries for 174 yards and the two scores.
In the third quarter, Spanbauer got his second touchdown when he threw to Andy Anschutz for 55 yards. At the end of the quarter, Dean got his second touchdown on a five-yard run. Things slowed down in the fourth quarter, as Lowell’s lone touchdown run came with four minutes to play.
Lowell outgained Greenville in this game 441-100. Things never really got started for the Yellowjackets, who completed just 2/11 passes for five yards. They ran the ball 27 times in this game, but they failed to sustain a long drive. The Red Arrows had 351 of those 441 yards on the ground, spearheaded by Doak Dean.
The 2-1 Red Arrows take a break from conference play to face Zeeland West next week. Greenville will continue their OK White journey against Cedar Springs. The Yellowjackets, who have now been outscored 119-24, are looking for win number one in that contest.