MARION — Mother Nature could not stop the inevitable.
After lightning cancelled the game Friday night, Inman High School and Marion resumed action on Monday with the Teutons winning 26-0 behind a strong rushing performance from Kolby Blank and a dominant performance on defense.
After an 0-2 start, Inman is now 2-2 after back to back wins over Whitewater-Remington and Marion.
“I thought we came ready to play,” Inman head coach Lance Sawyer said. “These guys were focused. It feels good to win the last two. I think we’re starting to roll, I think we’re starting to gel better on the offensive line, and our defense played phenomenal.”
The game resumed with 9:15 left in the first quarter. After the Inman defense forced a Marion punt on the opening possession, Inamn scored quickly on a 69-yard run from Blank.
The Teutons made it 12-0 early in the second quarter when Carter Brown found the end zone from 12 yards out.
The score remained 12-0 entering the third quarter, but the Teutons scored on their first possession of the second half when Blank blasted his way to the end zone on a 48-yard run.
A Jace Doerksen pass to Derick Johnson with 8:29 left in the fourth gave the Teutons a 26-0 win.
The offense was good, but the defense was great. Sawyer said his team tackled well.
“We got off the ball better than we have in the past,” Sawyer said. “I don’t know how many years it’s been since Inman has had a shutout. For our guys to fly around and make tackles, it’s fun to watch.”
Inman welcomes a good Ell-Saline team on Friday. The Teutons will have a short week to prepare, but Sawyer says his team will be ready.
“We got to get some guys healthy, but we’re going to be ready for Ell-Saline,” Sawyer said.