The Dexter Dreadnaughts earned their second win of the season with a dominant 49-19 home victory over the Lincoln Railsplitters on Friday night. Standout senior quarterback Colin Parachek led Dexter with six touchdowns, including five through the air.
“That was probably the best game of Colin’s career as far as managing the game and making the right decisions,” said Dexter Coach Phil Jacobs. “We had a play call and I say look to the right and all of a sudden he hit that right side and it was a touchdown on several occasions. I’m so proud of the kid. He’s a kid that is just a leader of this team.”
The first score of the game came on a 4-yard TD rush by Parachek with 8:35 left in the first quarter. Lincoln responded about 4 minutes later as Jorden Collier sprinted into the end zone from 35 yards out. He also picked up a 4th and 3 on the previous play. But the ensuing extra point was missed as Dexter held a 7-6 advantage.
Braeden Fuson returned the following kickoff to nearly the 50-yard line with a 28-yard run, setting up another Dexter scoring drive. Parachek found Cal Bavineau on 4th and 6 for a 37-yard TD and a 14-6 lead to close out the first quarter. Dexter’s momentum carried into the second quarter as sophomore Cole Cabana caught a short touchdown to extend the lead to 21-6.
After another Lincoln punt, Cabana ran for a touchdown this time, putting the Dreadnaughts up 28-6. Cabana took the handoff and cut up the middle, shedding one tackle before getting to the end zone. Cabana added one more touchdown before halftime as Dexter led 35-6. Parachek had four touchdowns and 14 completions on 17 attempts at halftime.
The Dreadnaughts scored on their first possession of the second half as well, a 38-yard TD pass from Parachek to Ty Rychener. Lincoln would get back on the scoreboard with a pair of touchdowns, a Collier 48-yard run on an outside handoff followed by a short pass from Trey Richey to Michael Olivero.
Brennan Parachek added an 18-yard touchdown up the seam as Dexter put the finishing touches on a 30-point win. The Dreadnaughts finished with more big plays (14-6), first downs (23-12), and pass completions (20-11) than the Railsplitters.
Dexter has averaged 51.5 points in their two wins so far this year.
“Our kids prepared extremely well this week, they wanted it in practice, and we executed the game plan,” Jacobs said. “Our goal for this game was to get better and our goal next week is to get better. The unique thing about the playoffs this year is everybody qualifies so it’s not about the wins and losse, it’s about getting better and clicking on all cylinders.”
Dexter improved to 2-2 with the win and will face Jackson and Pioneer over the next two weeks at home.