Silver Lake dominates McLouth
The team that handed McLouth its lone loss last season and, in the process, ended the Bulldogs' playoff run, on Friday prevented the MHS program from reaching back-to-back postseasons.
Silver Lake, the Class 3A state runner-up last season, defeated McLouth, 51-6, on Friday at Stan Braksick Sports Complex in McLouth.
The Eagles victory kept them perfect on the season and in position to once again advance to the playoffs. Last year, SLHS defeated McLouth, 21-8, in the second round of the state playoffs and eventually finished as the 3A runner-up.
On Friday, the Eagles built a 21-0 lead on McLouth before the Bulldogs scored on a Mark Stewart 21-yard pass to Andrew Booth that made the score 21-6. However, McLouth would come no closer to Silver Lake in the district game. Silver Lake went into intermission with a 24-6 lead, thanks to a Garrett Cummings 34-yard field goal.
The Eagles scored four touchdowns in the second half, while keeping the Bulldogs scoreless.
Silver Lake rushed for 402 and passed for another 199 passing yards for 601 total yards of offense. The Eagles, who are ranked No. 2 in 3A, held McLouth to 83 rushing yards and 36 passing yards.
Stewart was McLouth's top runner with 50 yards on 20 carries, while Trevor Keling had 44 yards on 16 carries.
MHS threw the ball twice, once on Booth's touchdown reception and another on a 15-yard pass from Stewart to Ryan Smith.
Mclouth has dropped four straight games and now stands at 3-5 on the year.
The Bulldogs will look to finish off the season with a victory against arch-rival Oskaloosa on Thursday in Oskaloosa.
Silver Lake 51, McLouth 6
Score by quarters
Silver Lake 7 17 20 7 -- 51
McLouth 0 6 0 0 -- 6
How they scored
SL -- Roberts 15 pass to Corwin (Cummings kick)
SL -- Renfro 8 run (Cummings kick)
SL -- Baden 87 run (Cummings kick)
M -- Stewart 21 pass to Booth (kick failed)
SL -- Cummings 34 FG
SL -- Corwin 5 run (Cummings kick)
SL -- Roberts 39 pass to Pfannenstiel (kick failed)
SL -- Renfro 4 run (Cummings kick)
SL -- Cray 6 run (Cummins kick)