AGS too much to handle for Posen
AuGRES-SIMS - Sep. 19, 2008 - AuGres-Sims seems to be getting its new spread offense on track, and it could be just in time to give the Wolverines the push they need to stay in the North Star League title chase.
The Wolverines pulled away from Posen in the second half to claim a 36-15 NSL victory to set the stage for their homecoming battle with Atlanta that both need to win to keep pace with Hillman atop the league.
"The offense is getting better and better," said AGS coach Dr. Scott McAlindon. "I think it's just out of sheer repetition; we've never thrown this many passes before.
"Alex (Lutz) has found his groove (at quarterback). He started the year with some nagging injuries, but he's healthy now. He's starting to take control of the team a lot like Isaiah Kauffman did a couple years ago."
Lutz completed 13-of-25 passes for 232 yards and four touchdowns and ran for the other two AGS scores himself, finishing with 161 rushing yards on 19 carries.
AGS took a 6-0 lead in the first quarter after an 11-yard Lutz-to-Chad Taylor pass capped a 91-yard drive.
Posen took the lead on a Nathan Street 2-yard run and two-point conversion, but Lutz connected with Kyle Gingerich for touchdown passes of 52 and 27 yards in the second quarter, the last one coming with under a minute to play and giving the Wolverines an 18-8 halftime lead.
Posen trimmed the lead to 18-15 early in the third quarter on a 10-yard pass from Aaron Romel to Scott Couture, but Lutz connected with Travis Byard for 62 yards on the next drive to give the Wolverines some breathing room.
With the lead in hand, the Wolverines took to the ground, and Lutz scored on runs of 5 yards and 46 yards to seal the win.
Gingerich finished with seven receptions for 109 yards and rushed for 40 yards on five carries, while Byard caught three balls for 93 yards.
Zach Dieleman had eight tackles and eight assists, Nathan Trapp had three tackles and nine assists and Tom Matijega added six tackles for the Wolverines (2-2, 1-1 NSL).
Atlanta (2-2, 1-1) visits AGS for the Wolverines' homecoming after knocking off Hale 26-16 on Friday.
"If we keep our offense going, we should be able to keep up with them," McAlindon said. "Holding them off won't be easy. It will be interesting."