|Date:||November 16, 2019|
Luther was defeated by Simpson this afternoon at Buxton Stadium by a final of 16-10. The Storm compiled 442 yards of total offense and Luther tallied 383.
At halftime the score was 10-3 in favor of the Storm. Noah Bruckner scored on a two-yard plunge that capped off an 11-play, 63-yard drive with 10:56 remaining in the first quarter that gave the Storm an early 7-0 lead.
On the very next possession, the Norse responded with a 13-play, 60-yard drive that stalled on the Simpson 11-yard line. Jonah Zaimes kicked a 31-yard field goal to make it 7-3.
With 2:34 left in the first half, The Storm's Zach Kreider kicked a 24-yard field goal to give the Storm the 10-3 advantage at intermission.
Midway through the third quarter, Michael Lorento connected with Andre Atkins for a 26-yard touchdown that leveled the score at 10-10. Lorento finished the afternoon with 117 yards, connecting on 6-of-13 attempts. Atkins once again led the Norse receiving corp with three catches for 76 yards.
Simpson regained the lead on the next possession thanks to a 36-yard touchdown strike with 5:59 remaining in the third frame.
In the fourth quarter, neither team could put points on the scoreboard. Late in the frame, Luther produced an 11-play, 65-yard drive that ended with a lost fumble on the Simpson six yard line with 3:03 left in the game. Thanks to three first downs and a 63-yard rush by Bruckner, the Storm ran out the clock and secured the victory.
Luther ran for 266 yards, led by Quon Lambert with a career best 118 yards on 14 carries. Cyrus Butters and Parker Kizer were next with 53 yards.
Luther ends it season with an American Rivers Conference record of 1-7, 1-9 overall. Simpson improved to 4-4 in the A-R-C, 5-5 overall.
Contact: David Blanchard, 563-387-1586