|Updated 12:19 a.m., Central Catholic dominates Perrysburg (9-14-13)|
|Written by Thomas Schmeltz Sentinel Sports Writer|
|Friday, 13 September 2013 21:32|
TOLEDO — The inability to execute haunted Perrysburg offensively and defensively Friday night at Toledo Central Catholic.
The Yellow Jackets had few positives as they dropped their second game of the season, 35-6 to the Fighting Irish in Gallagher Stadium.
Instead of it being a loss marked by a few minute mistakes, it was a loss that left Perrysburg head coach Matt Kregel bothered.
“We didn’t kick-out block, linebackers were out of position,” Kregel said. “I could name off 15 things that we worked on hard this week and we didn’t do well in the game. And when you play a team like that, they’re going to embarrass you like they did to us tonight.”
Perrysburg struggled to gain any consistency offensively as it totaled just 218 yards. The ’Jackets averaged 425.5 yards of offense in their first two games.
Central’s defensive line, linebackers and defensive backs all did their part to stop Perrysburg’s potent attack.
“We just stayed disciplined and stayed on our keys,” said Central linebacker Chris Green. “We just did everything coach (Greg Dempsey) told us to do. We were in their face the whole time. We didn’t give them any breathing room. We tried to give them no confidence because they are a good team.”
’Jacket quarterback Gus Dimmerling was pressured all night and was unable to scramble for any considerable yardage. He was limited to six yards on nine carries, but did pass for 160 yards including a 42-yard scoring strike to Nate Patterson with 16 seconds remaining in the game.
Perrysburg, which ran the ball effectively in its first two games, was held to 58 yards on the ground. The ’Jackets are still without starting tailback Mark Delas, who is out with a separated shoulder.
“(Central) had a great plan against us,” Kregel said. “They were not going to let (Dimmerling) outside and they had great athletes in the defensive backfield that pressed our receivers and didn’t let them out.”
The Fighting Irish scored twice in the second quarter and took a 14-0 lead into halftime. Quarterback DeShone Kizer, a Notre Dame commit, got the scoring started on a perfect 19-yard scoring pass over the top of the Perrysburg defense.
After a Perrysburg drive stalled, Kizer, again, sparked the Central offense. A 40-yard pass on a seam route down the middle of the field started a five-play, 62-yard scoring drive for the Fighting Irish, making it 14-0.
Kizer finished 11-of-17 passing for 238 yards, while seven Central running backs combined for 313 yards and four scores on the ground.
“We worked at it early tonight and then we didn’t play well,” Kregel said. “I don’t know why. ... But we didn’t execute what we executed well during the week. And there are things that we didn’t do well during the week that we’ve got to get better.”
Central, much bigger across the offensive and defensive lines, wore down the Perrysburg defense on its way to 21 second-half points.
The ’Jackets had glimmers of hope on offense, but often stalled without a scoring opportunity. Offensively Perrysburg had a three-and-out or a turnover on downs on five of its 10 possessions.
“They were fast and physical, but if we take the angles that we’re supposed to and we play hard and play well, you get a better result than that,” Kregel said. “We didn’t do what we were supposed to do once things got tough on us, and that’s what bothers me.
“Had we executed, we give ourselves a chance,” he continued. “Win? I don’t know. ... But I’m really upset we didn’t come to execute what we wanted to.”
Perrysburg will undoubtedly need to forget last night quickly as it opens play in the Northern Lakes League next Friday at Bowling Green (1-2). Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
“We’ve got to snap back and come ready to play now,” Kregel said. “We don’t have time to feel sorry for ourselves. We’ve got to wake up and go now.”
CENTRAL CATHOLIC 35, PERRYSBURG 6
|Last Updated on Friday, 13 September 2013 23:19|
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