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Girard operating again Tyler Maddox rumbles for a 17-yard acquire within the fourth quarter of the Indians’ 42-21 win over Woodridge on Saturday evening at Arrowhead Stadium.
GIRARD — They lastly put the entire items collectively, and it got here on the proper time.
The Girard Indians acquired contributions throughout the board and doubled up Seventeenth-seeded Peninsula Woodridge, 42-21, within the first spherical of the Division IV, Area 13 playoffs Saturday evening at Arrowhead Stadium.
“This appeared like a very long time coming, however we’ve eight or 9 first-year gamers beginning and the items got here collectively tonight, and we’re actual proud of this victory,” Girard coach Pat Pearson mentioned. “That is our first residence playoff win since 2011. In our state run to the state championship sport, we by no means performed a house sport.”
Extra importantly for this floor of Indians, it marked Girard’s first residence win of the season.
“We’ve got some nice receivers and younger athletes all over the place, and it feels nice to place all of it collectively and get our first residence win this season,” senior Andrew DelGarbino mentioned. “Nic Bengala is a sophomore who performed massive and made some good catches, made some guys miss and located the tip zone just a few instances and, after all, there’s (junior receiver) Dominic Malito and he’s simply unimaginable.
“Plus, our offensive line was actual sturdy blocking all sport. We acquired Tyler Maddox operating downhill and that allowed us to make use of to run some play-action at (Woodridge). We have been simply in sync many of the sport.”
The Sixteenth-seeded Indians improved to 3-4 and their reward is a visit to play top-seeded Canal Fulton Northwest (6-0) subsequent Saturday.
DelGarbino was 12-for-19 passing for 287 yards. He tossed for 4 touchdowns and ran for 2 extra scores and one other 72 yards.
Malito grabbed seven passes for 104 yards and a landing, Bengala had two catches for 111 yards and each have been touchdowns. Maddox scored on a 59-yard reception and had 96 yards dashing on 16 carries.
“That was a factor of magnificence many of the sport,” Pearson mentioned. “We advised the youngsters this week that that is our second season and to go on the market and get it began proper. They did an incredible job of preparation and I felt we have been able to go from the beginning.”
The Indians opened the scoring on their second possession when Maddox caught a brief move and burst his manner by means of the midfield and previous a number of Bulldogs for his 59-yard rating.
Girard’s protection additionally was sturdy, particularly within the first half when the Bulldogs didn’t get their preliminary first down till below eight minutes remained within the second quarter.
After Woodridge’s second possession was three-and-out, Girard began from its personal 4-yard line. A number of performs later, DelGarbino threw an ideal strike down the seam to Bengala, who accomplished the 95-yard move play.
The Bulldogs acquired inside 14-7 in the course of the second quarter on a 23-yard run from Owen Snyder, however Girard answered proper again, because it did all sport.
Two performs and 30 seconds later, DelGarbino discovered Malito on a 52-yard landing connection.
Northwest confirmed some combat, utilizing a 13-yard TD run from Evan Walker to make it 21-14 with 2:41 left earlier than halftime. However that was an excessive amount of time to depart Girard.
The Indians recaptured their 14-point cushion by overlaying 64 yards in six performs, with DelGarbino scoring on a 2-yard run with 34 seconds remaining.
Triston Valley recovered a Woodridge fumble on the Bulldogs’ first possession after intermission and Girard went 68 yards on eight performs with DelGarbino capping it with a 1-yard sneak for a 35-14 cushion.
Woodridge, which left with a 3-4 document, made it 35-21 early within the fourth quarter, however Girard punctuated the scoring when DelGarbino connected with Bengala on a 16-yard strike.
“I’m excited by the way in which we performed, however now we’ve to construct on that subsequent week,” DelGarbino mentioned. “I’m hoping we’re simply starting to succeed in our stride.”
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