‘Shredder Schrader’ runs Canton out of Friday win
Dunlap football 4-2, 2-2
Senior quarterback Logan Schrader ran in five of Dunlap’s seven touchdowns Friday night for a 49-6 win over Canton.
After two losses against Washington and Metamora in two weeks, the Eagles were tired.
“We were pretty beat up. I think we were pretty exhausted,” head coach Brett Cazalet said. “We had been through the teams that are going to turn out to be the teams in our conference that are tied for first and second place, Morton, Washington and Metamora. We were physically just a little banged up.”
Schrader rushed in his first TD within the first two minutes of the first half, but Canton (0-6, 0-4) kept the Eagles on their toes, ending the half 7-6 Dunlap.
Cazalet said he talked the team up during half-time.
“We just talked about senior leadership. Making sure we always play the best when we have the opportunity to play. That first half we didn’t play our best and we were letting an opportunity slip by,” Cazalet said.
And, Dunlap (4-2, 2-2) heated up coming into the third quarter. Dunlap’s first play gave Schrader a 62-yard touchdown rush, moving the score up 14-6.
Canton then fumbled on their first play, which Dunlap recovered and capitalized.
Dunlap ran for a total of 48 yards, with Schrader giving the Eagles a 21-6 lead.
With 6:11 remaining in the third quarter, Schrader made another touchdown run pushing the score to 28-6.
Canton fumbled the ball on the next play, giving Nick Mangieri an opportunity for a touchdown, bringing the lead to 35-6.
With 2:48 left in the third quarter, the Eagles gained 21 yards before Schrader rushed in his last touchdown with :23 remaining on the clock.
“Logan did a nice job. He makes reads on every play and Canton definitely was giving us Logan to run the ball. Logan does a nice job running the football,” Cazalet said. “He runs hard and he’s smart with his reads. He’s only going to have the ball when he’s in the right situation.”
Canton made a 53-yard pass play, but was unable to score before the clock hit zero, 42-6, Dunlap.
Schrader had 151 rushing yards on 12 carries, along with 161 passing yards.
The Eagles face off against the East Peoria Raiders Friday.
“It’s senior night this Friday so there’s always a lot of emotions that go into that,” Cazalet said. “We’ll focus on proving ourselves and, of course, East Peoria, last year we had a heck of a game with them. We will certainly prepare to have a good game.”
The game is at 7:30 p.m. Friday at home for senior night.