Gehling’s 300 yards powers Superlarks past Mabel/Canton
Published 12:09 am Saturday, October 10, 2009
The Grand Meadow football team went to the passing game at the right time in a 33-29 win over Mabel/Canton in Mabel Friday.
The Superlarks (5-1 overall, 4-1 SEC) trailed 29-14 with 10 minutes left in the third quarter and they answered by shutting out M/C (4-2 overall) the rest of the way through. Caleb Leichtnam hooked up with Michael Gehling for three touchdown passes down the stretch, including a 19-yarder with 1:05 left in the game to put GM on top.
“We did a good job of not panicking in the fourth quarter when we were down,” GM head coach Gary Sloan said. “We had a hard time running the ball on them, so we went to the air.”
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Gehling finished with 306 total yards of offense, five touchdowns, and 18 tackles on defense for the Superlarks, who are now in second place in the SEC behind Houston (5-1 overall, 5-0 SEC).
GM rushing: Gehling, 20-for-134, 2 TD; Leichtnam, 19-for-67; Killian Smith, 15-for-43
GM passing: Caleb Leichtnam, 11-for-14, 184, 3 TD
GM receiving: Gehling, 10-for-172, 3 TD
GM 6 8 6 13 — 33
MC 6 16 7 0 — 29
(GM) Michael Gehling 4 run
(MC) Dillon Bergey 17 run
(MC) Dalton Stone 6 run (Stone run)
(GM) Gehling 66 run
(MC) Stone 5 run (Stone)
(MC) Stone 1 run
(GM) Caleb Leichtnam 11 pass to Gehling
(GM) Leichtnam 18 pass to Gehling
(GM) Leichtnam 19 pass to Gehling