The Lowell Red Arrows went on the road today and took on the Greenville Yellowjackets in an OK White battle. These two teams came into the game with opposite momentum, as Lowell was 2-0 and Greenville was winless at 0-2. This momentum carried throughout this game, as Lowell built a hot start and rode this wave to a 56-7 victory.
In the first three minutes of the game, Nathaniel Clark started the scoring with an eight yard run. On the ensuing Lowell possession, Clark ran seventy-four yards through the teeth of the ‘Jackets defense for a score. Before the quarter was done, Clark found the end zone yet again as he went seventeen yards to the end zone. This gave Lowell a 21-0 edge after the first quarter of play.
In the second quarter, the Lowell offense did not stop. Doak Dean took to the air and connected with Brett Spanbauer on a forty-six yard touchdown strike. He would add another touchdown pass three minutes later when Dean found Samuel Lixie for a seven-yard touchdown.
The offense of Lowell was not done in the second quarter. Nathaniel Clark scored his fourth touchdown of the evening on an eleven-yard run to give the Red Arrows a 42-0 edge. In the closing seconds of the first half, Grant Thwaites found the end zone on a quarterback keeper to bring the game to its halftime score of 42-7.
With the running clock in play during the second half, the scoring was limited. Lowell scored both of the touchdowns after halftime to increase their lead even further. First, Nathan Cleaver ran thirty-nine yards for a third quarter score. Cameron Pawloski scored the final touchdown of the game with a one-yard plunge with four minutes to play to give Lowell it’s final tally of fifty six points.
The Red Arrows racked up 435 yards of offense, 281 of which came on the ground. Nathaniel Clark led the way with 128 and four touchdowns, while Nathan Cleaver had 81 yards. Doak Dean was the Red Arrows’ leading passer with 79 yards, while Brett Spanbauer’s 136 yards led Lowell.
For Greenville, Thwaites finished the game with 44 yards passing and 50 yards rushing. Isaac Daily led the ‘Jackets on the ground with 78 yards. Caden Welch had 28 yards receiving to lead the team.
Next week, the stakes grow even larger for Lowell. At 3-0, they are in a tie with Byron Center for first place in the OK White. These two will square off next Friday night in Lowell. As for Greenville, they will look for their first win whey they travel to Forest Hills Northern.