Sherburne-Earlville 34, Tully 0
SHERBURNE – How much better will the Marauders be this season when their head coach, after another shutout win, was not entirely pleased with the performance?
“To be honest, we were a little sloppy, and we had a lot of penalties that would have killed us in other games,” said Marauders coach Mike Jasper.
Senior Austin Jasper had TD runs of one and five yards giving S-E a 13-0 halftime lead. That margin stood until the fourth quarter when the Marauders blew the game open. Brodie Roebuck scored on an 18-yard dash, and Brady Sopchak accounted for the final two touchdowns with jaunts of 15 and 13 yards.
S-E’s defense remained stout holding Tully to 55 yards of total offense. Touted Tully running back Joe Warner was bottled up finishing with just seven yards on the ground. “We’re happy with the shutout, and although it was a non-league game, it was important for us to focus against a better team,” Jasper said. “We had a bit of adversity this week at school (a bomb scare and excessive heat) where we couldn’t practice a couple of days. Those things had us a little out of sync. We didn’t let that become too much of a distraction, and we got back to our identity in the fourth quarter.”
S-E returns to league play this Friday when it travels to Mt. Markham.
Score by quarters
Tully 0 0 0 0–0
S-E 7 6 0 21–34
SE: Austin Jasper 1 run (DuVall kick)
SE: Jasper 5 run (kick failed)
SE: Brodie Roebuck 18 run (Marango pass to Gavin Giroux)
SE: Brady Sopchak 15 run (DuVall kick)
SE: Sopchak 13 run (kick failed)
Rushing: (SE) Sopchak 15-92,, Jasper, 8-79, Roebuck, 4-34, DuVall, 5-20, Marango, 6-10. (T) Jon Warner, 13-7, #1, 8-7, #12 1-5; #30, 5-13. Totals: 27-32.
Passing: (SE) Marango, 2-9-0, 46 yds. (T) #1 3-11-2, 23 yds.
Receiving: (SE) Giroux, 2-46. (T) Not available.
Greene 16, Delhi 14
GREENE – With a second victory this season beginning to slip away, Greene came up with a big special teams play to turn the tide back in its favor in Friday’s victory over Delhi.
Delhi erased a 10-0 Trojans lead with a pair of Brian Ingram TD runs, the latter giving the Bulldogs a four-point lead with 10 minutes left in the game.
Greene was forced to punt on its next possession, but Delhi fumbled on the punt return, and Tyler Dickman recovered the ball for the Trojans. Two plays later, Joe Beckwith hit Shawn Brigham on a 29-yard TD pass for the go-ahead and winning points.
Greene battled adversity throughout the game, and had a couple more hurdles to clear before salting the win away. Dickman had a tackle for a loss to force a fourth-and-eight, and Alex Csigi sniffed out a Delhi screen pass tackling running back Noah DeDominics to force an exchange of downs. “That solo tackle by Csigi, if he doesn’t make it, DeDominics may have taken that all the way for a touchdown,” said Greene coach Dave Gorton. “I’m so proud of these kids...it was a game where we needed to make plays, and we did.”