Drew Schaeffer
Photo: Britt Kudla Fort Dodge Messenger

Posted On: 09/5/20 9:40 AM

The St. Edmond football team is several years removed from back-to-back runs to the state semifinals.

However, this current version of the Gaels find themselves riding high following a second consecutive win to start the season.

St. Edmond used the passing of Drew Schaeffer and the speed of Kase Baker, Anthony Lacina and others to roll past Clarion-Goldfield/Dows in Week 2 Friday night, 30-8.

Schaeffer, a multi-sport senior standout, became the first Gael quarterback to throw for over 300 yards in a game in program history. He shattered the previous high-water mark set by Andrew Gibb in 2017.

On just eight completions, Schaeffer racked up 339 yards and three touchdowns, hitting Lacina on scores of 75 and 84 yards, and Baker on a 73-yard strike. Each time, he was able to hit his receivers in stride, allowing them to use their athleticism to break free from the Cowboy defenders.

The situation was much like in Week 1 when Baker and others got past the Eagle Grove secondary. While Schaeffer still had to elude pressure on a handful of instances, he was able to maintain his composure and make the pass.

For the second consecutive week, St. Edmond balanced out the

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