Lulled the storm

Ferris will prepare Top Taggart Field for its first home game of the year

The Bulldogs keep on rolling this season as Ferris trounced the Lake Erie Storm in their 2012 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opener this past Saturday to improve to a 2-0 overall record.

New head coach Tony Annese and the Bulldogs took to the road against Lake Erie and put in an impressive offensive performance, racking up a total of 665 yards and 49 total points to come away with a 49-21 victory against the Storm.

After the win, sophomore quarterback Taylor Masiewicz stated, “It feels good to come out and win. With new coaches and a new approach, it just feels good to prove to everyone that we can win. The offensive line made great blocks, the wide receivers got down field and the running backs ran through holes. The whole team just executed.”

Red shirt freshman quarterback Jason Vander Laan started the game for Ferris by guiding the Bulldogs down field and putting points on the board. Vander Laan finished the game with 135 yards passing and an additional 35 rushing yards to account for two touchdowns.

Meanwhile, Masiewicz put on a clinic with his arm as he completed 75 percent of his passes for 145 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions to cement the Bulldogs’ fortune later in the game.

Ferris took a 28-7 lead into half-time and never looked back, as Masiewicz threw two of his three touchdowns in the third quarter to put the Bulldogs up by a score of 42-7 with a 36-yard strike to senior Skyler Stoker followed by a 10-yard TD pass caught by senior Kevin Guirand.

Sophomore Jake Lampman brought in six receptions for a total of 81 yards to lead Ferris’ receivers in the Bulldogs’ route.

Ferris will take its 2-0 record into the home opener this upcoming weekend as they take on Ashland University in Big Rapids.

The Eagles of Ashland University will come into town with a 2-0 record of their own. Ashland recently defeated GLIAC foe and nationally fifth-ranked Wayne State by a score of 7-0 last week and has only given up seven total points in two games this season.

Masiewicz stated, “We just need to come out and play Ferris State football [against Ashland] and execute our plays and control the things we can control.”

The Bulldogs’ offense will meet the Eagles’ defense in what has all the makings of a great game at Top Taggart Field this Saturday at 7 p.m.