After a slow start to the 2013 season the Grand Ledge Varsity Football team is back to its winning ways, getting their second straight victory Friday night in convincing fashion, 35-6 over Jackson.
Grand Ledge rushed for 278 yards, led by senior Joe Reverman who paced the ground attack with 188 yards on 28 carries. The highlight of Reverman’s night was a tremendous 70 yard touchdown run early in the third quarter that stretched the Comets lead to 14-0. Reverman put the home team on the board in the second quarter with a 11-yard score.
The senior running back made it 21-0 Comets with a 10-yard run midway through the third quarter before Stefan Jones took a pass from Cam Edlin on a fake punt and went 44-yards for a score to break the game open.
Quarterback Nathan Megge hit on six of 11 pass attempts for 49 yards. Ba Blamo tallied 53 yards rushing for Grand Ledge.
The Comets closed capped off their second half offensive explosion with a 7-yard run from Dillon Techinten.
Grand Ledge improves to 2-3 on the season, 2-1 in the CAAC Blue. The Comets are on the road the next two weeks, starting with a Friday night tilt against Lansing Eastern at Sexton High School.
GRAND LEDGE — Joe Reverman had 188 yards rushing and three touchdowns to lead the Comets to a CAAC Blue win. Stefan Jones had a 44-yard touchdown catch from Cam Edlin on a fake punt and Dillon Techintan added a rushing score for Grand Ledge (2-3, 2-1 CAAC Blue). Jackson dropped to 0-5 (0-3 CAAC Blue).
Jackson 0 0 0 6 — 6
Grand Ledge 0 7 21 7 — 35
GL: Joe Reverman 11 run (Brendan Baker kick)
GL: Reverman 70 run (Baker kick)
GL: Reverman 10 run (Baker kick)
GL: Stefan Jones 44 pass from Cam Edlin (Baker kick)
J: Kyle Brown 0 fumble recovery (run failed)
GL: Dillon Techintan 7 run (Christian Guild kick)
First downs 7 14
Total Net Yards 193 365
Rushes-Yards 34-151 45-272
Passing 42 93
Comp-Att-Int 6-15-1 7-12-1
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-1
Penalties-Yards 3-25 7-50
Rushing — Grand Ledge, Keefer Johnson 2-10, Joe Reverman 22-188, Nathan Megge 3-7, Andrew Castaneda 3-8, Ba Blamo 12-53, Austin Souers 2-12.
Passing — Grand Ledge, Nathan Megge 6-11-1-49, Cam Edlin 1-1-0-44.
Receiving — Grand Ledge, Keefer Johnson 1-9, Joe Reverman 2-26, Bryan Bell 2-12, J.T. Houghton 1-2, Stefan Jones 1-44.