Coach Keith Mora’s Danbury Lakers opened the game against the Cardinal Stritch Cardinals with an emphasis on running the ball. The young Lakers hit their running game in stride and never looked back. Danbury rushed their way to five touchdowns by Justin Tibbels and 323 yards as a team on their way to a 41-25 victory. Tibbles rushed for 197 yards on 25 carries. Sam Tyson added 107 yards on 20 carries.