Saline beats up on A.B. Lucas 42-0 and more Friday football scores
Washtenaw County Scoreboard:
Trent Theisen ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as Saline opened the football season on Friday with a 42-0 win over A.B. Lucas.
Theisen hit Nader El-Awar with a 33-yard scoring pass in the first quarter, then ran 13 yards with three minutes left in the first half to give Saline a 28-0 lead. His 1-yard third quarter run closed out the scoring.
Theisen, making his first varsity start at quarterback, hit 6-of-8 passes for 81 yards, Theisen and Travis Brown was a perfect 6-for-6 for 106 yards and touchdown. Brown hit Griffin Wooley for a 22-yard touchdown less than two minutes into the second quarter.
"I thought we looked pretty good in all three phases. We scored a special teams touchdown, had a goal line stand and were really efficient on offense," Saline coach Joe Palka said.
The special teams score came on a 55-yard punt return by El-War.
Wooley led the rushers with 48 yards on just three carries. Starting junior running back Kevin Gross was lost to a first quarter injury after just three carries. The 6-0, 190-pound Gross ran for 773 yards and 16 touchdowns last season. He also had 327 receiving yards.
"It's a big blow. He's a star player for us and was a big-time player last year," Palka said. "We have other kids we will rally around. We will make some changes and do what we need to be competitive."
Saline held A.B. Lucas to 235 total yards. Saline had 361, including 174 on the ground.