SOMERS — Senior quarterback Justin Swanson rushed for three touchdowns and threw for another as Johnson Creek improved to 2-0 on the season with a 43-14 non-conference win over Shoreland Lutheran on Thursday.

Swanson finished 6-of-13 passing for 82 yards and one touchdown and added 10 carries for 184 yards and three TDs. Sam Budig rushed 11 times for 120 yards and two touchdowns.

The Bluejays jumped out to a 14-0 lead, but Shoreland Lutheran tied the game only to see Johnson Creek score the final 29 points.

“This was good for us,” Johnson Creek football coach Tim Wagner said. “This gave us a little adversity and we responded by scoring 29 straight points. They responded to the adversity that came upon them.

“Our power (runs) were good. We had success running that.

Swanson had a whale of a game. Our offensive line did a good job, too. We were able to rush the ball. Defensively, we tightened our belt and shut them out the rest of the way.”

Johnson Creek hosts Deerfield on Friday, Sept. 6.

JOHNSON CREEK 43, SHORELAND LUTHERAN 14

Johnson Creek 14 15 14 0 — 43

Shoreland Lutheran 0 14 0 0 — 14

JC SL

First downs 19 7

Yards rushing (att-yds.) 34-361 30-135

Yards passing 82 59

Attempts 13 7

Completions 6 3

Had intercepted 0 3

Total yards 443 194

Penalties, yards 5-45 0-0

Fumbles, lost 2-2 1-0

JC — Budig 10 run (kick failed)

JC — Budig 53 run (Swanson run)

SL — Hill 56 pass from Smith (Smith kick)

SL — Hill 41 run (Smith kick)

JC — Swanson 44 run (Swanson run)

JC — Olszewski 41 pass from Swanson (Griffiths kick)

JC — Swanson 26 run (Griffiths kick)

JC — Swanson 29 run (Griffiths kick)

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