C-I football falls short in homecoming game

The Cambridge-Isanti football team could not deliver the result they wanted, as they fell to 2-3 on the season following Homecoming night.

Senior Jett Gaudette hitting the Husky running back for a loss during homecoming on Sept. 29. Photos by Mike Bleninger

The Bluejackets hosted reigning Section 7AAAAA champions Andover on Sept. 29.

While the boys did not get the win, they showed a lot of heart by staying in a tough game against one of the best teams in the state. The game looked like it would get out of hand early, as the Huskies scored 28 unanswered points by the second quarter.

When the team needed a spark, junior Dylan Jones answered the call. After setting his team up with great field position on a kick return, Jones took a handoff to the left side and ran it in for a 29-yard score.

Once they got on the board, the Bluejackets had a new life to their offense. On their next drive, senior Alex Ledahl pulled off the team’s biggest play of the night. While being flushed out of the pocket, Ledahl delivered a perfect pass to senior Jett

Gaudette who took the ball 70 yards for a touchdown. It was still a lopsided score, but the Bluejackets headed into halftime down 36-14.

Homecoming King, senior Will Flemister, waiting for the snap on defense.

During halftime, the Cambridge-Isanti High School band performed on the field while the homecoming court was introduced to the home crowd.

The second half of the game was nearly identical to the first. The Huskies controlled most of the play on both sides of the ball, and allowed a pair of touchdowns to the Bluejackets.

This time, it was Ledahl keeping the ball for a 25-yard touchdown run followed by Jones scoring on an eight-yard run. Failing to keep up with the high-powered Husky offense, the Bluejackets fell 50-28.

With three games remaining before playoff time, the Bluejackets will be working hard for their third win. Up next, the team will hit the road for a North Central ‘Blue’ matchup in Buffalo.

Also at 2-3 overall on the season, Buffalo currently sits one spot ahead of C-I in the North Central ‘Blue’ standings with a 2-2 record against district teams.