Gessinger’s kick return sparks Valparaiso past Butler 35-17
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Bailey Gessinger took the second-half kickoff and raced 97 yards for a touchdown to spark Valparaiso to a 35-17 victory over Butler in Pioneer Football League play on Saturday.
Cody Boxrucker added three TD runs for the Crusaders (1-5, 1-2), who picked up their first win of the season and laid claim to the Hoosier Helmet for a second straight year in the battle between long-time rivals.
But Gessinger’s kick-return score gave Valparaiso the lead for good and Boxrucker added TD runs of 5 and 2 yards in the fourth quarter.