Shoreland Lutheran's journey: From zero wins to first-ever playoffs
Friday Football Frenzy
6:31 PM, Nov 5, 2015
Shoreland Lutheran is on a historic playoff run.
In round one, they shut out their opponent. Next, they knocked off the top seed Cedar Grove-Belgium last week.
Now, for the first time in program history, the Pacers are headed to the quarterfinals.
Hear how this story really began.
“Well, it all started freshman year when we went 0-8,” said senior running back Keenan Robinson.
That’s right; once upon a time these seniors didn't win a game as freshmen, and their sophomore year they won just once.
This year they've dropped just two games, nd since their last loss October 2nd, they've outscored their opponents 138-46.
“Those first two years that we've been playing together, you know, we got beat up out there,” said Jakob Kremers, a senior center and linebacker.
“All the hard work we put in the past four years is finally paying off, and it feels great.”
It has to feel good to be a five seed beating a one seed.
Thanks in part to early scores from Robinson, the Pacers were up 21-0 at the half and went on to win 21-14.
“It's just so exciting to know that we beat a third ranked team in the state in Divison 5, which is just amazing,” Robinson said with a smile.
“I think our conference schedule really prepared us well for the playoffs,” explained head coach Paul Huebner. “The Metro Classic is a really difficult conference with a bunch of very physical football teams, and we felt that physically we could stand up to anybody and I think that showed on Friday night."