With an 82-50 win at Tescott on Friday, the Goessel High School Bluebirds football team improved to 3-0 in district play while the six other teams all have at least one loss.
The Bluebirds jumped out to a 30-8 lead at the end of one quarter. Thoughts of another Goessel win by the 45-point rule were extinguished as Tescott scored 24 points in the second quarter and the halftime score registered 52-32. Goessel increased their lead to 66-38 by the end of the third quarter and then marched to a final score of 82-50.
The Bluebirds showed great balance with 233 yards rushing and 238 yards passing. The passing combination of Trey Schmidt to Nic Buller seemed unstoppable as Buller had eight catches with four of those going for touchdowns. Other scores for Goessel included Schmidt with three running touchdowns, Zach Showalter with three receiving touchdowns, and Kellen Froese with a rushing touchdown. The leading tacklers for the Bluebirds were Schmidt with 12, and Brian Hiebert, Froese and Buller with five solo tackles each.
The Bluebirds play Friday at St. John Military, which is not a district game, and then finish the regular season with three district games.