G-K cruises to 62-0 win at Rockford Christian

When most coaches talk about balance on offense, they are talking run-pass. For Cam Davekos and Genoa-Kingston, it means right-left runs.

The Cogs scored nine touchdowns without attempting a pass while the defense added five turnovers, winning at Rockford Christian on Friday, 62-0.

“We had a game plan to just pound the rock, try to be balanced left to right and the kids came out and executed well,” Davekos said. “We capitalized on our opportunities to punch the ball in the end zone there quite a bit. The whole team rallied.”

Sean Abracia-Wendel led the team with three touchdowns in the win.

“He ran the ball well,” Davekos said. “He ran hard, and he’s getting better seeing where the blocks set up and how to cut off those blocks then cap them off. Tonight he did a nice job.”

Chase Engel and Ethan Wilnau had two touchdowns each. Nolan Perry and Brock Simon also scored for the Cogs (7-1 overall and Big Northern Conference). The Royal Lions fell to 0-8 overall and in the BNC.

Colton Halter, Colin Nesler, Engel and Abracia-Wendel each recovered a fumble, with Halter and Ethan Vasak forcing one. Max Lavender added an interception late to seal the shutout.

“These kids just love the challenge to defend,” Davekos said. “They swarm to the football, they play for each other, and it’s fun to watch these boys on defense, I tell you what. They get after it.”