Lennox High School’s Homecoming football game turned into a showcase of offensive brilliance as they secured a resounding 58-7 victory over Custer this past Friday night, Sept. 15. With quarterback Boston Katzer and receiver Porter Ihnen leading the charge.
From the opening kickoff, the Orioles took control of the game, setting the tone for a night of explosive plays. The first quarter saw Katzer connecting with Ihnen for three touchdown passes, once on a 32 yard pass, again on an 18 yard pass and once more on a 24 yard pass. In addition to these passes, Katzer executed a 39 yard touchdown pass to Drake Mikkelsen and another 15-yard touchdown pass to put Lennox ahead 38-0 after the opening quarter.
In the second quarter Lennox’s offensive dominance continue, with Katzer and Ihnen combining for another touchdown, this time on a 49 yard pass, extending the Orioles lead to 46-0. However, before half, Custer managed to put points on the board with a 10 yard touchdown pass, cutting Lennox’s lead to 46-7 at the half.
Coming out of the break, the Orioles’ offense remained relentless. Ihnen added another touchdown to his impressive tally with a 10-yard reception from Katzer, bringing the score to 52-7. The game continued into the third quarter, but the relentless pressure from Lennox’s defense kept Custer at bay, preventing them from mounting any comeback.
The game was called early in the fourth quarter after Katzer ran it in for a 10-yard touchdown. Although the two-point conversion attempt failed, Lennox extended their lead to take the astonishing 58-7 victory.
Katzer had a phenomenal game, completing 19 of 26 passes for 370 yards and seven touchdowns. Ihnen hauled in eight receptions for 187 yards and an astounding five touchdown catches. Mikkelsen grabbed two passes for 54 yards, Ethan Larson two for 45 and Chase Faulds one for 21.
Defensively, Jevyn Lefers and Tate Gerdes each had six tackles on the night. Lefers also had one sack. Mikkelsen and Larson each recorded two tackles and Lucas Bontje, Teegan Musser, Carter Benning, Journey Noisy Hawk-Ellis and A. Gates each had one tackle.
Lennox finished the night with 501 yards of total offense, bettering Custer’s 65.
The Orioles will be on the road this Friday, Sept. 22 as they take on the 1-3 Beresford Watchdogs in a 7 p.m. match-up. Beresford’s lone win game at the hands of Flandreau this past Friday (27-0). They have recorded losses to Winner (42-13), Canton (42-14), and Milbank (9-0).