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STEUBENVILLE – Mike Flannery stated his Pilots are nonetheless making an attempt to determine if they’re a operating crew or passing crew.
Nicely, they have been fairly good at each Saturday night time at Harding Stadium.
The Pilots (1-1) utilized a two-quarterback system and racked up a complete of 231 passing yards and three scored via the air, whereas dashing for 186 yards and three extra scores, en path to a 42-14 victory over Catholic Central Saturday on Reno Discipline at Harding Stadium
“Not having a scrimmage damage us (in Week 1),” Flannery stated. “We obtained higher within the second half final week, so we simply wanted to get issues going (Saturday). I’m actual happy with our children, we have been good in all phases of the sport and that’s arduous to do generally.
“We’re nonetheless in search of what sort of id we’ve got, whether or not we’re operating crew or a throwing crew. We’re looking for stuff that can throw individuals off somewhat bit, however we labored on issues we would have liked to work on for tonight and our children responded.”
For Catholic Central (0-2) head coach Anthony Agresta, who’s crew gave up the primary 42 factors earlier than discovering the top zone within the fourth quarter, the begin to the season has been a tough one for his younger squad.
“There’s numerous cliches on the market, and so they actually don’t imply a factor,” Agresta stated of the gradual begin. “We’re extraordinarily younger. We’re beginning freshmen and sophomores on the offensive line. We’ve got 9 individuals enjoying two methods, two of the seniors beginning for us have by no means performed varsity soccer earlier than. These aren’t excuses, however that is the fact of what we’re form of processing via proper now.
“We caught two real-good soccer groups the primary two weeks. That didn’t assist in the maturation course of. We’re simply in search of our children to develop. We noticed just a few higher issues than we did final week, however don’t misread that as we’re happy as a result of that’s not the case.”
The Crusaders went three-and-out on every of their first three drives, with the primary of three interceptions ending the fourth Central drive. On the flip aspect, the Pilots scored on three of their 4 first-quarter possessions, making it a 21-0 gap for the Crusaders after the primary 12 minutes.
“Steubenville Catholic is actual younger,” Flannery stated. “That’s what occurs while you’re younger generally. I’ve been there and performed that. I praise them. We studied numerous movie on them, and we have been involved, however we got here out of the gates fast and by no means stopped.”
River sophomore Brody Lollathin fired two of his three landing passes within the opening quarter, whereas additionally catching two passes for 9 yards. His first strike went 15 yards to Michael Johnson to cap the Pilots first drive, then his second was a 49-yard dime to Jake Rose who obtained behind the Crusader secondary.
“Their operating again is massive and powerful and quick. They’ve receivers and a secondary that may make performs,” Agresta stated of the Pilots. “It’s not simply the quarterbacks that may damage you. It wasn’t something we didn’t put together for, however when their child is healthier than your child, they’re going to throw the ball up there and make a play. That’s simply the fact. They’re a superb soccer crew that would make a run within the playoffs.
“My concern must be the maturing of our younger gamers. Since everyone seems to be within the playoffs, we’d certain wish to see some actual sturdy development occur within the subsequent two or three weeks.”
Lollathin completed 10 of 14 for 189 and three scores. Freshman Kabel Isaly went 5 of 9 for one more 42 yards.
“That was the plan getting into, to play them each,” Flannery stated. “They each placed on some good throws.”
Carter Dennis, who led the Pilots’ floor assault with 67 yards and a rating on 5 carries, ended the primary quarter with a 38-yard landing run after a Central drive led to a decide.
Central obtained its first first down of the sport on its first drive of the second quarter and, aided by two private fouls on the Pilots, moved into the crimson zone. Chase Lawrence, nevertheless, stepped in entrance of a Ryan Gorman move contained in the 10-yard line to finish the Crusaders’ greatest scoring risk of the half.
Seven performs later, Johnson broke free for a 26-yard scoring run earlier than Lawrence hauled in a 15-yard landing move from Lollathin to make it a 35-0 River lead on the break.
Avery Creamer added a 4-yard scoring run on the primary River possession of the second half to cap the Pilots scoring.
Gorman (5 of 15, 63 yards, 47 rush yards) gave Agresta one thing to construct off of for Week 3 with a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns. He broke free and maneuvered via the Pilots protection for a 20-yard scoring run. Then, on the subsequent drive after a Pilots fumble, he related with senior tight finish Vince Carapellotti for a 6-yard landing to cap the scoring.
“Completely the late touchdowns are necessary,” Agresta stated. “The youngsters are working arduous. You want these issues to honor their effort and and their work ethic. It’s at all times necessary to construct confidence. Central children are at all times going to play arduous.
“It’s two bitters drugs to swallow the primary two weeks, however there’s two methods to have a look at that. You’ll be able to put your tail between your legs and pout about it, or you should use these issues to assist make you higher – and I can promise you that we’re going to do the latter.”
River 42, Catholic Central 14
River 21 14 7 0 – 42
Catholic Central 0 0 0 14 – 14
R – Johnson 15 move from Lollathin (Hocutt kick)
R – Rose 49 move from Lollathin (Hocutt kick)
R – Dennis 38 run (Hocutt kick)
R – Johnson 26 run (Hocutt kick)
R – Lawrence 15 move from Lollathin (Hocutt kick)
R – Creamer 4 run (Hocutt kick)
C – Gorman 20 run (Rook kick)
C – Carapellotti 6 move from Gorman (Rook kick)
RUSHING: River 29 -186-3TD (Dennis 5-67-TD; Lollathin 3-2; Johnson 1-26-TD; Isaly 3-3; Creamer 3-34-TD; Mozena 7-34; Bowers 4-17); Catholic Central 19-95-TD (Mullins 12-42; Gorman 5-47-TD; Lamatia 2-6).
PASSING: River 15-23-231-3TD (Lollathin 10-14-189-3TD; Isaly 5-9-42); Catholic Central 5-15-63-TD-3INT (all by Gorman).
RECEIVING: River 15-231-3TD (Lollathin 2-9; Johnson 1-15-TD; Rose 3-92-TD; Dennis 1-8; Lengthy 2-15; Lawrence 3-75-TD; Longwell 2-13; Thompson 1-12); Catholic Central 5-63-TD (Hough 1-7; Toriscelli 1-8; Carapellotti 3-48-TD).
FIRST DOWNS: River 12; Catholic Central 6.
PENALTIES-YARDS: River 8-70; Catholic Central 3-20.
FUMBLES-LOST: River 2-1; Catholic Central 0-0.
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