Dunlap football keeps Limestone off board

Chelsea Peck

The Dunlap football team had no problem adjusting to senior quarterback Logan Schrader sitting out last week’s game due to a knee injury, and they had no problem getting him back in this week.

Schrader jumped back into his quarterback position with ease Friday night, leading the Eagles to a 42-0 win over Limestone.

“He looked as fast as he’s ever looked. He looked 100 percent healthy,” head coach Brett Cazalet said.

Schrader threw for 146 yards and ran for 128.

“He threw and ran the ball equally well,” Cazalet said.

Dunlap got on the scoreboard at the end of the first quarter when Schrader hit Peter Sorenson with a 17-yard pass.

The second quarter Schrader rushed 45 yards and then threw 14 yards to Nick Mangieri.

Three touchdowns in the third quarter put the scoreboard on a running clock and pushed the game to the 42-0 end score.

“I thought, defensively, the other night we were outstanding. Offensively,  we had a couple mistakes and some of those were my mistakes,” Cazalet said.

The Eagles are preparing for their final game of the regular season against Pekin Friday.

“They will be the first team we’ve played this season that throws as much as they run. It will be a new challenge. Pekin’s a school with over 2,000 kids, so they’ve got some good athletes,” Cazalet said. “They’ll present some things we haven’t seen before and they’ll be a good team to see a week before playoffs.”

Cazalet said if they win Friday’s game against Pekin they will have a chance to play at home for the playoffs.

Friday’s game is at 7:30 p.m. at Pekin.