By Brock Stafford | Beacon Sports Department-Head
Bass Lake Canoes trounced arch-rival Nearbytown, 6-2, late Friday in high school football action.
The final score was 12-4.
It was the Canoes’ fourth win of the season and the third victory in Moonshine Conference play, an accomplishment that hasn’t occurred frequently in recent years.
According to head coach Zeb Dreppelin, the triumph helped the Canoes regain balance following on the heels of three straight lopsided losses, when Bass Lake was outscored 97-2.
“When the other shoe was ready to drop, we put our foot down,” Dreppelin said. “We went toe-to-toe and captured the metatarsal.”
Someone led Bass Lake in passing, rushing, full-purpose yards and tackling. Details available in print edition only.
Novelty Stat of The Week, sponsored by Bass Lake University Center for Consumer Indifference. Bass Lake has played 9 games in 2017, and, in those, 18 safeties have been scored. That might be a record, but nobody knows for sure.
Michiana Prep-Football Conglomerate established a 10th regular-season game for each regional school in 2017, but someone at Bass Lake High did not receive the email outlining that move, due to “out-of-office” reply. So, next Friday, The Canoes are idle/dormant.
Postseason playoff play begins after all that.
2017 results (so far)
Aug. 18 High School-Creekfront W 6-0
Aug. 25 at Hogback Lake** W 8-2
Sept. 1 Steepwater** L 30-2
Sept. 8 Countryfarm** (Homecoming) L 22-0
Sept. 15 Grove Mill Park Riverview Jackson Saint Betty’s Lutheran W 8-6
Sept. 22 at Prairie Depths** (Awaycoming) L 19-2
Sept. 29 D’Nalekal** L 32-0
Oct. 6 at Dri-County** L 46-0
Oct. 13 at Nearbytown** W 12-4
** Denotes Moonshine Conference game