Superlarks stomp Cleveland, 48-20

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 17, 2002

From Staf Reports/Austin Daily Herald

The Grand Meadow football team got out to a 42-0 halftime lead and left its starters on the bench for the final half in a 48-20 win over Cleveland Wednesday night in Grand Meadow.

The Superlarks (6-3, 5-2) were already guaranteed a first-round bye through the opening round of Section 1 9-man playoffs, but GM put the pressure on Cleveland (1-7, 1-6) and pounded out another victory to wrap up third place in the Southern Confederacy Conference.

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Grand Meadow got 400 yards rushing before the night was over, led by Zac Benson and Kyle Breitbarth. Benson gobbled up 130 yards on seven carries, including touchdown runs of 18 and 65 yards, before leaving the game with a foot injury.

Breitbarth carried 11 times for 91 yards with a 21-yard touchdown run, and he also threw for another score in the ho-hum victory for Grand Meadow.

Cleveland scored three times after the half, while Brady Lorenzen found Bryan Peck for a 15-yard touchdown as Grand Meadow's only second-half points. Peck had two catches for 30 yards, and both were 15-yard touchdowns.

Anthony Stejskal broke the ice for GM in the first quarter with a 41-yard touchdown run, while David Muhs added a 2-yard touchdown plunge in the second period.