Superlarks are 9-Man State Champs!
After a tightly contested first half, the Grand Meadow Superlarks used their rushing attack to build a 34-14 lead, that ended in a 41-21victory for the 9-man State Championship over the Cleveland/Immanuel Lutheran Clippers
With the Superlarks leading 20-14 at the half, Grand Meadow handed the ball to Christopher Bain on the first play from scrimmage in the second half. Bain took the ball 78 yards to the end zone, and gave all the momentum to Grand Meadow.
The Grand Meadow defense played tough in the second half, but Kopet and the Clippers passing game was successful. Kopet finished 22-of-34 for 238 yards and three scores.
The rushing attack of the Superlarks was just too much, and they were able to wear the Clipper defense down.
The Superlarks opened the scoring in the first quarter on a touchdown pass to Wes Ojulu from Brenn Olson. Ojulu got the drive started for Grand Meadow when he intercepted Carter Kopet.
Kopet connected on a 61-yard touchdown pass to Jaiden Zishka in the second quarter to make it a one-possession game, but Bain's touchdown on the first offensive play of the third quarter changed the game.
The Superlarks iced the game when Olson ran in a four-yard touchdown, to earn a 41-21 lead.
Bain was fantastic for the Superlarks, he finished with 278 yards on 36 carries and four touchdowns. As a team, Grand Meadow gained 353 of their 468 total yards on the ground.
It is Grand Meadow's fourth straight state championship, and the 50th game the Superlarks have won in a row.
Subway Player of the Game (Grand Meadow) - Christopher Bain
Subway Player of the Game (Cleveland/Immanuel Lutheran) - Carter Kopet
Kingsley Mercantile Game Ball (Grand Meadow) - Brenn Olson