A Class 3A District 2 matchup saw Perry’s football team handcuffed all night by a Webster City Lynx’s (6-1, 4-1) defensive unit that held the Bluejays’ offense in check in a 42-7 affair.
At home on Friday, Oct. 6, The Bluejays’ (2-5, 1-4) offense helmed by senior quarterback Alexis Garrido tallied just 78 passing yards on a 6-for-18 night with zero touchdowns.
Garrido’s six throws were distributed among three senior receivers with Reece Dunlap accounting for three receptions for 32 yards, followed by Brandon Kenyon’s two for 31 yards and Donald Chavez hauling in one catch for 15 yards.
The squad’s ground game didn’t fair any better recording 13 yards on 19 carries with Garrido leading the way with 11 yards on 13 attempts and the Bluejays lone touchdown.
Mana Martinez, senior, and junior Kaleb Olejniczak led the defensive team with a combined 27.5 total tackles - Martinez with 14 and Olejniczak with 13.5. Both finished their night with 10 solo tackles and a combined 15 tackle assists.
As a unit the team recorded 52.5 total tackles, 33 tackle assists, and 36 solo tackles including four solo tackles for a loss - Olejniczak with two.
All of the Lynx’s offense came from the running game where the Bluejays couldn’t find any answers to contain junior quarterback Dylan Steen.
Steen let his legs do all the work after attempting just two passes he took to the ground game finishing with 177 yards on 20 carries and three scores including a 31-yard scamper.
Along with Steen teammate Carter Bedford, junior, carried 21 times for 120 yards and the Lynx’s other three TDs. The team finished with 403 yards on 66 attempts.
The Bluejays are back at it this Friday when they host the 1-6 Green County Rams.