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Garber Duke football fans had plenty to cheer about Friday night as they defeated Bridgeport 41-16

Garber Dukes Romp Over Bridgeport Bearcats 41-16

Another win for the 3-0 Dukes; Primed for Frankenmuth Next Week

September 9, 2007       Leave a Comment
By: Chelsea Anderson

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Garber came out running and gunning. Garber scored 41 points to run their 2007 record to 3-0.
(MyBayCity Photo by John Keuvelaar)

Fans gathered at Ed Harvey field September 7 to see the team in action on their turf; and, as usual, they weren't disappointed.
Garber stopped Bridgeport's run-and-shoot offense on their opening drive and got great field position after a short punt.

"Garber brought a lot of intensity in its 41-16 home opener win against the high-powered offense of Bridgeport," said Garber grad and MyBayCity.com photographer Johnny Keuvelaar.


The Dukes were off to an early lead after Josh Pierson scored a 9-yard touchdown less than four minutes into the game and then a 2-yard touchdown before the end of the first quarter. Bridgeport tried to keep up, completing a touchdown and a successful 2-point conversion; but Garber was unstoppable.

Garber's defense kept the lid on the Bridgeport offense with big hits like this. (32> Josh Pierson puts big hit on Bridgeport runner as (60) Steven Knopp moves in for support.
(MyBayCity Photo by John Keuvelaar)

In the second quarter the Dukes were going strong with a 32-yard pass from Randon Henika to Justin Zielinski, scoring another touchdown; and Jade Dowdy kicked one of his five extra points for Garber. Andrew Aho scored a 2-yard run and by halftime the Dukes were up 41-8.

(33) Garber receiver, Justin Zielinski out jumps a Bridgeport defender to grab pass from quarterback Randon Henika for big gain in 1st quarter.
(MyBayCity Photo by John Keuvelaar)

In the third quarter Bridgeport scored another touchdown, but there was no doubt that Garber was taking the win. The Bearcats were defeated 41-16.

"Our best defense was our offense," said Coach Dave Schwartz. "Bridgeport has a lot of skill, but we had some nice sustained drives. I'm really proud of our offense.:

Unbeaten Garber will take on the Frankenmuth Eagles September 14 (away).


Garber is now 3-0 after their latest win against Bridgeport.
The Eagles are also 3-0 with their latest win 23-20 against Birch Run; it'll be a game to see with neither team wanting to give up that 3-game winning streak.

LOOK OUT - COMING THROUGH - Garber running-back (34) Andrew Aho breaks into the clear off right tackle during 41-16 win over Bridgeport.
(MyBayCity Photo by John Keuvelaar)

FLYING HIGH GO DUKES GO! - Essexville Garber cheer squad shows high-flying spirit during Friday game against Bridgeport.
(MyBayCity Photo by John Keuvelaar)


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