The Dorchester Longhorns erased the zero in the wins column Oct. 8, beating Heartland Lutheran 68-36 on homecoming.
“We played pretty well,” Coach Brent Zoubek said. “It was a good win for us. The guys were excited.”
Dorchester scored on its second play of the game, he said, on a 44-yard run by Garrett Tachovsky. The Marcos Gonzalez kick made the score 8-0 and the Longhorns didn’t look back.
Tachovsky scored again in the first quarter, and Gonzalez added a touchdown run.
Andy Drake completed a 21-yard touchdown pass to Brett Ladely and a 27-yard TD strike to Tachovsky in the second quarter.
Gonzalez scored DHS’s only points of the third quarter on a 24-yard run and added another touchdown on a one-yard run in the fourth. Drake found Ladely again for a 15-yard touchdown, and Tachovsky finished the scoring with a 36-yard run in the final minutes of the game.
Tachovsky and Gonzalez both topped 150 yards rushing, with Gonzalez going for 152 and Tachovsky for 162. Drake completed six of 11 passes for 71 yards.
Jacob Cerny led the defense with eight solo tackles and three assists. Gonzalez added six solo stops and six assists.
The Longhorns (1-5) are on the road Friday, Oct. 15, to play Parkview Christian. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. because the PCHS field does not have lights.
The Patriots feature a fast running back, Zoubek said, so DHS will try to limit his production.