Eddies ruin Berrien’s homecoming with 35-10 winPublished 8:29am Saturday, October 12, 2013
BERRIEN SPRINGS – The scene in Berrien Springs for the Shamrocks’ homecoming game against the Edwardsburg Eddies was nothing short of spectacular Friday night; as the school and community pulled out virtually all stops to wow those in attendance with aesthetically pleasing decorations, a parade of impressive convertible cars serving as chariots for homecoming royalty, and two fantastic performances by the Shamrock’s award winning band and color guard.
If decadence and grandeur were the ultimate measuring stick for the success of Friday evening’s festivities, the Shamrocks would have blown away any and all who came to town.
Unfortunately for them, it wasn’t. There was still a football game to be played and by night’s end it was ever so apparent that there was only one squad who truly deserved to be celebrated in the fashion that those in Berrien Springs tailored; and it wasn’t the home team.
The visiting Eddies (7-0) walloped a seemingly hapless Shamrock (2-5) squad 35-10, in a game where Edwardsburg’s vaunted “wing-t” offense and overpowering defense left the Shamrocks looking shocked, bewildered and broken on both sides of the ball.
“I felt it was an all-around team performance tonight. We dominated the lines of scrimmage against a team that matched up with us pretty well physically. The guys just got the job done tonight,” Edwardsburg coach Kevin Bartz said.
Edwardsburg piled up 401 yards rushing and 421 yards total on offense, while limiting Berrien Springs to a pedestrian 218 yards total on offense.
Dylan Hulett led all rushers with 223 yards on 17 carries with three touchdowns for the Eddies. Jackson Gaideski added 89 yards on nine carries with a touchdown in the winning effort as well.
“ The guy are really dialed in now at this point, they know they’re within reach of their goals and they are determined to make sure that nothing within their control will keep them from achieving what they’ve set out to do,” said Bartz.
Edwardsburg will enter the homestretch of it 2013 campaign with arguably its two toughest opponents of the season, the Dowagiac Chieftains (6-1) and the Paw Paw Redskins (7-0), coming down the pike.
The Eddies will hold their “Senior Night” next Friday when they host Dowagiac in Edwardsburg at 7pm.
Edwardsburg 0 13 8 14 – 35
Berries Springs 3 0 0 7 – 10
BS – Christian Haack 27 field goal
E – Jackson Gaideski 1 run (Tyler Treat kick)
E – Dylan Hulett 6 run (kick blocked)
E –Hulett 56 run (2pt conversion good)
E – Tyler Williamson 2 run (Treat kick)
BS – Malik McIntyre 12 run (Haack kick)
E – Hulett 1 run (Treat kick)