RACINE — If there was a perfect time for Shoreland Lutheran to make a defensive statement for the 2016 season, it was in the second half of Friday’s Metro Classic Conference clash against Racine Lutheran at Horlick Field.
The Pacers trailed 21-14 at halftime, and had little luck up to that point keeping the high-powered Crusaders 21-14 out of the end zone.
That all changed in the final two quarters, as Shoreland kept its playoff hopes alive by shutting out the Crusaders on its way to an impressive 28-21 victory.
The Shoreland Lutheran football team was no match for Dashaun Brown and Racine St. Catherine’s on Saturday afternoon.
Brown, a sophomore quarterback, completed 8-of-21 passes for 109 yards and three touchdowns and ran 17 times for 157 yards and two scores as the Angels routed the Pacers 44-7 in a Metro Classic Conference game at Horlick Field in Racine.
The Shoreland Lutheran football team gained just 105 yards and had five turnovers in losing its 10th straight game to Burlington Catholic Central, 21-0, Friday in the Metro Classic Conference opener for both teams.
There were plenty of accolades to go around after Wilmot’s 64-7 thumping of visiting Cudahy on Friday.
Included in the praise was the work of the Panthers’ talented underclassmen who have helped their team post a 2-0 record in a pair of non-conference contests heading into Friday’s Southern Lakes Conference opener with defending co-champion Waterford.