Dundee crowns Paul Pollack and Samantha Clark king and queen
DUNDEE--The Dundee varsity football team triumphed in their homecoming game against the Mynderse Academy Blue Devils with a 47-8 victory Saturday, Oct. 12. Paul Pollack and Samantha Clark were named King and Queen at the conclusion of the game. The Scots' record now stands at 4-2. Dundee came out of the gate strong and never looked back in the first half, scoring on the first play of the game after a toss from new starting quarterback Justin Neu to Justin Brace, who then threw the ball down the field to wideout Jon Huber for a 54-yard touchdown. "We were able to put together a good practice week," Head Coach Sheldon Gibson said. "We made a few changes with our offensive personnel that seemed to be to our benefit. We moved quarterback Jon Huber to wide receiver and the first play of the game he reeled in a 54-yard touchdown." Dundee proceeded to shut out the Blue Devils throughout the first half while taking a 41-0 score into halftime. Mynderse got on the board in the third quarter, but the Scots answered with a touchdown of their own in the fourth to make the final score 47-8. "The kids did very well offensively," Gibson said. "We were getting off the ball very well and also being quite physical. Mynderse. . .graduated a lot of talent from last year and we were able to put together a good game plan and execute it." The Scots picked up 234 team rushing yards on 31 attempts, along with 88 passing yards in the game. Leading the way on the ground was Paul Pollack with 63 yards on eight carries and one touchdown, followed by Christopher Cramer with 50 yards on four carries and Dakota Hanes with 45 yards on three carries. Neu, Colin Prior, Cody Reik and Brennan Krall all added a rushing touchdown of their own. Neu also had two passing touchdowns on the day with one to Huber and one to Cole Hartman. Defensively, Prior led the team with four unassisted tackles, followed by Bradley Smith, Brace and Pollack with three. Ryan Sprague and Hanes each added two. Cole Hartman also had a sack, while David Ayers added an interception. "It was a perfect day for football, being our homecoming and the wonderful weather we had," Gibson said. "We had a very large crowd and we were able to get all of our players playing time, which is always a plus. It seemed to be a great day all the way around." At the end of the game the homecoming King and Queen were selected. King candidates included: Rory Long, Josh Kirkendall, Colin Prior, Paul Pollack and Nick Tortolon. The Queen candidates were: Samantha Clark, Elizabeth Curran, Ashley Kelly, Kailee Morrison and Simone Slavick. Paul Pollack and Samantha Clark were named King and Queen. Dundee's final regular season game is home against Lyons Saturday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m.