Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pios roll on to 5-0: Lewis and Clark 30 Whitworth 22

The Pioneers ended yet another game in victory formation earlier today at home in Griswold Stadium. The Pios advance to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in conference play. For LC, this is the first 5-0 start since 1962 and the first 2-0 start in conference since 1990, the same year many of the seniors on this team were being born. It was an overall team effort, led on offense by none other than Keith Welch (So.) Welch had 149 yards passing, 149 yards rushing and 31 yards receiving. Welch accounted for the team's 3 touchdowns, two rushing and one throwing to Shawn Evans (Sr.) Kicker Simon Monley also accounted for some points,he was 3 of 4 on field goals and perfect for extra points. A special acknowledgement should be given to ATH Tucker Laurence for his punting, holding, passing, receiving and blocking performances. Laurence really did it all in his contribution to the Pios win. The Pioneer defense showed up today creating 3 turnovers, and holding Whitworth to 0% 3rd down conversions in the 1st half. The Pioneer defense also sacked Whitworth QBs 9 times throughout the game, with senior Louie Baltazar leading that stat with 3 sacks alone.
The Pioneers look to take a 6th victory over University of Puget Sound next Saturday, Oct. 21. Many Pio fans and Logger fans alike will remember the UPS vs. LC games the last two years that came down to the wire. Lewis and Clark winning both of their last 2 meetings.


Justin said...

This is amazing. When was the last 5-0 start for LC? Will the team be in the rankings this week?

Pioneer Football said...

The last 5-0 start was '63, and hopefully the national stage will take notice this upcoming week after the UPS game!