Luttrell fuels potent Falcons ground attack
GIBSON CITY – The GCMS Falcons' offense stuck to a simple game plan for their homecoming game Friday night against Fisher: run, run and run some more.
The Falcons rushed for 319 yards and attempted one pass en route to defeating the Bunnies 31-6 in the Heart of Illinois Conference matchup.
Senior running back Brandon Luttrell led the GCMS offense with 142 yards rushing on 17 carries, highlighted by three touchdown runs.
"Our offensive line did a great job tonight," Luttrell said. "They made some big holes for us."
Senior Brenton Fairchild scored the Falcons' first touchdown in the first quarter on a 3-yard run and finished with 84 yards on 11 carries. Sophomore Michael Romshek also had success, rushing 11 times for 66 yards.
"We knew (GCMS) was going to come out and run like that," Fisher coach Matt Leng said. "They just executed well and we had trouble finding a way to stop it."
The GCMS defense held Fisher to 124 total yards and kept the Bunnies' offense scoreless until late in the fourth quarter, when junior Colten Unzicker found the end zone on a 5-yard scamper. Unzicker finished with 49 yards on the ground.
"Our defense played an outstanding game," GCMS coach Mike Allen said. "Holding a good team and a good running back like Colten Unzicker to that little amount of yardage, I think you have to give hats off to our defense."
GCMS (3-1) seems to be clicking on both sides of the ball as it hits the middle portion of its schedule.
"Our kids just played well,"Allen said. "We blocked to the whistle. We gang tackled. We blocked downfield. I'm very happy with the way the team played. We have a lot to work on, though. We got a big tough schedule coming up ahead of us."
Meanwhile, Fisher (1-3) is looking to get back on track after a few tough conference losses.
"We're going to have to rebound," Leng said. "I told the kids you have to take the season three games at a time. We started off the first three 1-2. Now, we started the middle three games 0-1. We just need to get back to work, put together a couple of wins and try and get back around .500."