Lowell Red Devils

Lowell

(5-5, 2-3 conf)

 

Mishawaka 27

(4-0, 0-0 conf)

FINAL 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT OT2 OT3 T
LOW 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MWK 14 0 6 0 0 0 0 27
7:00 PM CDT, October 19, 2012
Sport Boys' Football
Level: High School - V

CLASS 4A, SECTIONAL 10: Mishawaka 27, No. 10 Lowell 0

Mishawaka ousts the Red Devils

2012-10-19T22:15:00Z 2012-10-20T00:40:13Z Mishawaka ousts the Red DevilsCurt Rallo South Bend Tribune nwitimes.com
October 19, 2012 10:15 pm  • 

MISHAWAKA | Lowell’s Red Devils found it difficult to handle a pounding rain and muddy field conditions in Class 4A high school football sectional action Friday night at Mishawaka.

But it was even tougher for Lowell to handle a Maroon Typhoon wearing the number 11.

Mishawaka quarterback Sam Schrader caught a touchdown pass, ran for a touchdown, set up a touchdown with a run on a fake punt and threw for a touchdown – two of only four total completions on a messy night. The versatile Cavemen all-state candidate helped Mishawaka swamp Lowell for a 27-0 victory in the opening round of the state tournament.

Mishawaka, winner of five games in a row, takes a 7-3 record to Hobart (8-2) next Friday for second-round sectional action. Lowell’s season is over at 5-5.

"They came out and punched us in the mouth," Lowell coach Keith Kilmer said of Mishawaka’s front line. "They did it last year. We knew what they were going to do."

Lowell only managed 98 yards rushing and four yards passing.

"We tried to loosen it up at the end," Kilmer said. "We tried to throw the ball. That’s not our forte. It got uglier and uglier from there."

Mishawaka passed only twice in the first half, scoring each time.

Schrader turned into a receiver to help the Cavemen strike on their first possession. Schrader took the snap on a fourth-and-five and tossed the ball to Matt Carver. Schrader then ran a route to the left side unnoticed by Lowell.

Carver certainly noticed, firing a strike to Schrader for a 26-yard TD.

On Mishawaka’s second drive, Schrader did the passing, hitting Angelo Multari in stride for a 29-yard TD. Daniel Blackford’s point-after kick gave the Cavemen a 14-0 lead with 2:53 left in the first quarter.

Schrader’s five-yard gain on a fake punt set up Mishawaka’s third touchdown, a 40-yard run by Carver off of a pitch by Schrader. Carver put a wicked move on a Lowell defender at the 30 and had a clear alley to the end zone, putting the Cavemen on top, 20-0, with 2:21 left in the third quarter.

Mishawaka’s final punch to Lowell’s gut was a stunning 39-yard TD run by Schrader with 7:28 left in the fourth quarter. Schrader ran a bootleg to the left side, accelerating after he turned the corner.

Sprinting inside the five-yard line, Schrader dove into the end zone just ahead of hot pursuit by the Red Devils to plunge the dagger into Lowell’s playoff hopes.

Mishawaka’s field, a quagmire in the middle, hurt the run-oriented Red Devils.

"Everybody says, 'Running teams, they love the mud,'" Kilmer said. "I disagree, and (Mishawaka coach Bart Curtis) would disagree. You can’t get a push up front. You can’t move it. You have to rely on the trick plays."

Nathan Oswalt’s three tackles for losses, an interception by Preston Maxfield and Trey Stoops’ fumble recovery spearheaded the Cavemen effort on defense to keep the scoreboard lights on zero for the Red Devils.

Copyright 2014 nwitimes.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Follow The Times

Fan Poll

Loading…

Which school has the area's best football team?

View Results

Follow your school

Duneland Conference

Chesterton Trojans
News
Crown Point Bulldogs
News
Lake Central Indians
News
LaPorte Slicers
News
Merrillville Pirates
News
Michigan City Wolves
News
Portage Indians
News
Valparaiso Vikings
News

Greater South Shore Conference

Bishop Noll Warriors
News
Calumet Warriors
News
Lake Station Eagles
News
Michigan City Marquette Blazers
News
North Newton Spartans
News
River Forest Ingots
News
Wheeler Bearcats
News
Whiting Oilers
News

Great Lakes Athletic Conference

Clark Pioneers
News
Gavit Gladiators
News
Hammond Wildcats
News
Morton Governors
News

Hoosier Conference

Rensselaer Bombers
News

Northwest Crossroads Conference

Andrean 59ers
News
Griffith Panthers
News
Highland Trojans
News
Hobart Brickies
News
Kankakee Valley Kougars
News
Lowell Red Devils
News
Munster Mustangs
News

Northwestern Conference

Lew Wallace Hornets
News
Roosevelt Panthers
News
West Side Cougars
News

Porter County Conference

Boone Grove Wolves
News
Hanover Central Wildcats
News
Hebron Hawks
News
Kouts Mustangs/Fillies
News
LaCrosse Tigers
News
Morgan Twp. Cherokees
News
South Central Satellites
News
Washington Twp. Senators
News
Westville Blackhawks
News

Independents

Bowman Academy Eagles
News
Calumet Christian
News
Campagna Academy
News
Covenant Christian Knights
News
E.C. Central Cardinals
News
Hammond Baptist Swordsman
News
Luther East Eagles
News

Chicago Catholic League

Mt. Carmel Caravan
News
Seton Academy Sting
News
St. Francis deSales Pioneers
News

Chicago Public League

Washington Minutemen/Minutewomen
News

East Suburban Catholic

Marian Catholic Spartans
News

Metro Suburban

Illiana Christian Vikings
News

River Valley Conference

Beecher Bobcats/Ladycats
News
Illinios Lutheran Chargers
News

South Suburban Blue

T.F. North Meteors
News
T.F. South Rebels
News

Southland Athletic Conference

Bloom Twp. Blazin' Trojans
News
Crete-Monee Warriors
News

SouthWest Suburban Blue

Homewood-Flossmoor Vikings
News

SouthWest Suburban Red

Thornridge Falcons
News
Thornton Wildcats
News
Thornwood Thunderbirds
News

Latest Local Offers

Featured Businesses