Orange (and black) crush: Slicers are 7-0 for first time since 1946

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Just like the Slicers breaking into the top 10 rankings in the state polls, Chris Juszkiewicz breaks through the banner to lead the team onto the field.

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On the first drive of the game, Slicer quarterback Nolan Lorenz breaks a Crown Point tackle.

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Slicer Scott Cooper breaks a tackle …

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… and scores the Slicers’ second TD of the first quarter.

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Owen Strieter returns a punt early in the game.

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It takes a pack of ‘Dogs to bring down Slicer QB Nolan Lorenz on this quarterback keeper.

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Lorenz fires a missile toward the end zone.

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Scott Cooper positions himself to catch a Lorenz pass.

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Under pressure from the ‘Dogs, Brennen Long narrowly misses a catch.

Photos and story by Mike Kellems

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The LaPorte Slicers accomplished a feat that hasn’t been achieved by the Orange and Black since 1946 — going 7-0 — with their 34-16 win over Crown Point on Homecoming Night at Kiwanis Field.

In what can only be described as a storybook rivalry, the Slicers will travel to Michigan City next Friday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m. for a battle royale; the Wolves have lost only one game this season and will be looking to spoil the Slicers’ perfect record.

Advance tickets for the game will be available starting Monday afternoon, Oct. 4, at the LPHS Athletic Department. All tickets are $6, whether purchased in advance or at the Ames Field gate.

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Homecoming royalty: Malachi McAlister and Courtney Dickman.

5 Responses to “Orange (and black) crush: Slicers are 7-0 for first time since 1946”

  1. Mark

    Oct 01. 2016

    Congrats! However, that is Courtney Dickman not Natalie Aragon.

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  2. cornfused

    Oct 03. 2016

    While i think its awesome we are 7-0 ..when I was in school …our record wasnt that good but at least EVERYONE got play time..so which is more important? Winning or teamwork? I paid to see this game and many others but my grandson never gets any PLAYTIME! and those who know football…he dedicates a majority of his time to this sport. just sayin

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  3. Big Al

    Oct 03. 2016

    Confused that’s the way sports is. There will be a time for your grandson to shine, but just because he didn’t get in the game don’t think he isn’t part of the team. What he does in practice helps make the other players better. His time will come and I hope you’re there to see it.

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  4. Scott

    Oct 04. 2016

    First, thank you for supporting your grandson & the LPHS football team by going to games. When an athlete reaches the high school level, every sport is a competitive sport. In fact, football may be the only high school sport without roster limits so nobody gets cut from the football team. It’s not like pee-wee soccer or little league baseball in which every youngster gets some playing time because those kids are just beginning to learn that sport. Glad you mentioned teamwork because teamwork is absolutely essential to any football team’s success because the hard work put in by your grandson & all of the other backups during every practice prepares the starters for Friday night. Plus, every backup must be just as prepared to play in case a teammate gets injured or the coaches need him to get in there. GO SLICERS!!! BEAT CITY!!!

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