Junior Nathan Golterman ran for 235 yards on 22 carries as the Bellarmine Prep Lions coasted to an easy 53-14 win over the Yelm Tornados in Yelm on Friday night in a game that had more than it’s share of sloppy moments on both sides of the ball for both teams.
Ever since he took over the starting job in the week one opener against Peninsula, Golterman has been the workhorse that head coach Tom Larsen and offensive coordinator Brian Jensen can rely on to tote the rock for 20-30 times a game. On Friday night in Yelm he wasted no time in getting things started, as he took off around right end and scampered untouched to the end zone from 63 yards out on Bellarmine’s first play from scrimmage to give the Lions a lead they would not relinquish. Bellarmine maintained its slim lead over Gig Harbor with a date at Roy Anderson Field scheduled for the last game of the season.
But first things first, the Olympia Bears next Friday night at Memorial Field in what wil be the home finale for many Bellarmine seniors. “Our kids have a healthy respect for Oly, their coaching staff always prepares them well and if you have a weakness, coach Bill Beattie will find it,” said Lion head coach Tom Larsen.