The Dragons struggled to keep up with Shell Lake Friday night. The Lakers scored early and often in the 60-14 win over Siren.
Shell Lake was able to score 38 points in the first quarter. Siren turned the ball over three times in the games including an early lost fumble that quickly turned into a touchdown for the Lakers.
Siren put their first points of the game on the board in the second quarter with a touchdown, thanks to a quarterback sneak by Nick Webster.
The score remained 38-8 until the third quarter when Shell Lake went on another scoring spree. The fourth quarter started 50-8.
Webster was instrumental in the second score of the evening for the Dragons with a red zone touchdown pass to Casey Goranson for his first career touchdown reception.
Siren head coach Ryan Karsten summed it up after the game.
“It was a tough game for my young dragons,” he said.
There were some bright spots on defense such as Taedon Nichols leading the team with 11 tackles. Webster recorded seven tackles as a defensive back and Lukas Pettis and Wyatt D’Jock both had six tackles.
Along with his first touchdown catch, Goranson had a career high for receiving yards (67 yards) and receptions (8) in a game.
Karsten said the team will continue to work on tackling, rushing the ball and understanding situations on the defensive side of the ball as they prepare for Prairie Farm this week.
“We are looking forward to getting to play Prairie Farm, a game that was postponed earlier this year,” Karsten concluded. “I am looking for continued improvement this week from last week.”