B-G 27, Seton Catholic Central 0
BAINBRIDGE – The Bobcats are off to the same type of start as last season, and with the dominating shutout Friday night at home, remain as one of the last two unbeatens among Chenango County clubs.
Dustin Ross displayed his go-the-distance ability on any running attempt scoring TDs of 54 and 31 yards. He racked up 158 yards on the season and is well over 300 yards through two games this season.
Chris McGinnis scored on a four-yard keeper in the second quarter and Travis Dickey hauled in McGinnis’ 48-yard scoring toss in the third quarter, McGinnis’ third touchdown pass of the season. It’s another step forward for the Bobcats’ offense that appears as balanced as it’s been in at least a decade. “That’s what we’re trying to establish (balance),” said B-G coach Tim Mattingly. “We feel we have pretty good skill kids at receiver, and with the Ross kid and his speed, we want to spread the wealth on offense.”
B-G’s defense showed great improvement over the previous week’s win over UV-Edmeston allowing just 92 total yards, while forcing four turnovers. Seton back Chris Perry was held to 60 yards after rushing for over 200 the previous week. “We knew we had to contain the Perry kid and keep him inside,” Mattingly said. “The defense was just outstanding in shutting him down.”
Score by quarters
SCC 0 0 0 0–0
B-G 7 14 6 0–27
B-G: Dustin Ross 54 run (Brian Engel kick)
B-G: Chris McGinnis 4 run (run failed)
B-G: Ross 31 run (Dylan Whitaker pass from McGinnis)
B-G: Travis Dickey 48 pass from McGinnis (kick failed)
First downs 8 17
Rushes-yds 31-76 47-279
Passing yds 16 88
Comp-att-int 2-11-2 5-13-0
Fumbles-lost 5-2 3-1
Punts-avg 4-26 2-40.5
Penalties 3-15 9-55
Rushing: Kyle Davy: 1-4, Travis Dickey, 2-10, Brad Hurlburt, 13-75, Chris McGinnis, 5-30, Justin Pepper, 2-5, Dustin Ross, 21-158, Dustin Rutz, 2-(-3). (S) Garrett Lubniewski, 8-30, Joe Martin, 6-(-14), Chris Perry, 17-60.
Passing: (B) McGinnis, 5-13-0, 88 yds, TD; (S) Martin, 2-11-2, 16 yds.
Receiving: (B) Travis Dickey, 2-62, Dustin Rutz, 2-24, D. Whitaker, 1-2; (S) Dan Gosney, 2-16.
Norwich 18, Dryden 14
DRYDEN – Norwich is already a step ahead of its 2006 campaign. The Tornado, who did not win two straight games a season ago, improved to 2-0 on the season winning its Section IV division opener.
Nate Foote scored on a five-yard run late in the third quarter to put Norwich ahead for the first time, and a defensive stop of Dryden’s offense in the waning moments of the fourth quarter clinched the victory.
Unlike its opening win over Johnson City when Norwich raced to a 14-point lead in the first five minutes, The Tornado found themselves playing from behind for most of three quarters.