GREENE – Seton Catholic Central will be in position to win most of its games this season thanks to strong-armed quarterback Caleb Scepaniak and his band of sticky-fingered receivers. Against Greene Saturday afternoon, however; the Saints and Scepaniak were reeling early and never recovered.
Greene senior Dan Carlin scored three touchdowns – two rushing and one on a punt return – and he finished with a team-high 97 yards on the ground in a 38-12 opening-game victory.
The highly touted Trojans scored on their first four possessions, and only one touchdown required a sustained scoring drive. Carlin returned a punt 45 yards for Greene’s second score, Brett Ramsey had a 47-yard punt return to set up the third TD, and Ramsey’s 32-yard interception return of Scepaniak led to another short scoring drive.
“We definitely talked about doing our jobs and setting the tone and the tempo up front,” said Greene coach Tim Paske. “We told that to the line, and our (line) surge was always moving them backward.”
On the high school level, special teams is often give short shrift in practice time. Not for Paske, who said his team dedicates sustained amounts of time to special teams play every day in practice. “We work on (special teams) a lot, and we were able to take care of things there today,” the Greene coach said.