Friday, August 18, 2017
Beech Grove High School
Lutheran High School
Beech Grove lost its opening game Friday night to the Lutheran Saints 28-14. The Saints came out strong, jumping to a 14-0 lead. A Jordan Reel touchdown pass to Josiah Sullivan, followed by an Isaiah Hulse 2-pt conversion, brought the Hornets closer at 14-8.
A huge turnover gave the Hornets another chance to chip away, when Dallas Culpepper tackled the quarterback in the backfield, causing a fumble recovered by Isaiah Greene. Beech Grove wasted no time tying the game, when Reel hit Kyion Tyler on a deep pass to bring the game to 14-14. A high-scoring first quarter slowed down with some stellar defense in the 2nd quarter, with sacks by Greene, Culpepper, and Hulse. Two second half scores were all the Saints needed to pull away and win 28-14.
The conference loss for Beech Grove is its first to Lutheran in the last 3 seasons. Next up, Beech Grove will host Park Tudor on Friday, August 25th for a 7 PM start. It is the first home game for the Hornets. Radio station 93.9 will be doing their radio show live at the pregame tailgate and we hope to see you all there for a night of fun and football!