Byline: John McGuirk
LUNENBURG - Senior running back Jamison Craft continued to lift Gardner High to new heights, rushing 19 times for 191 yards and two touchdowns yesterday as the fourth-ranked Wildcats blanked Lunenburg, 35-0.
Gardner (7-0, 3-0 Mid-Wach C) gained 211 of its 295 yards in the first half before the snow started to accumulate.
"We got off to a good start, and Craft ran well for us," said Gardner coach Walt Dubzinski, who coached at Lunenburg from 1976-85 and won three Super Bowls before taking over Gardner in 1986. "We were able to control things up front under not very good conditions, so we'll take it."
The Wildcats scored on their first two possessions. Mark Guercio capped a 79-yard drive with a 1-yard score, and after a three-and-out by the Blue Knights (2-6, 2-2), Erik Haney scored on a 19-yard run around the right end with 1:11 left in the first quarter.
Despite a pep talk from former welterweight boxing champion "Irish" Micky Ward - the homecoming marshal for Lunenburg - the Blue Knights could not get on track. Lunenburg gained just 50 yards, 35 by senior Josh...