|Updated: 1:19 a.m., Perrysburg dismantles Anthony Wayne (10-11-13)|
|Written by THOMAS SCHMELTZ, Sentinel Sports Writer|
|Friday, 11 October 2013 22:43|
Perrysburg continued its dominance of the Northern Lakes League by tallying 581 yards and scoring its most points since 2010 in a 63-23 shellacking of Anthony Wayne. PHOTO GALLERY
The Yellow Jackets last scored 63 points in a win over Rossford in the Bulldogs’ final season in the NLL.
“We’re clicking so well on offense, and we have the most confidence in the world right now,” said Perrysburg quarterback Gus Dimmerling, who accounted for 306 of the ’Jackets’ yards.
Its confidence was evident against the Generals (3-4, 2-2) as Perrysburg (5-2, 4-0) seemingly scored at will.
Dimmerling ran 14 times for 147 yards and four touchdowns, scoring on runs of 6, 6, 34 and 42 yards. The dual-threat quarterback also was 8-of-13 passing for 131 yards and a touchdown — a 7-yard toss to Nate Patterson after rolling to his right.
But Dimmerling was not the only means of offensive production.
Backup quarterback Trevor Hafner saw action early and got the scoring started with a 53-yard touchdown pass to Seth Durham just 22 seconds into the game. Hafner finished 2-of-4 for 81 yards and a 28-yard hookup with Dimmerling.
Durham finished with four catches for 124 yards.
“We’re gaining some momentum, and we’ve got great confidence right now. And that’s the way we practice everyday,” said Perrysburg head coach Matt Kregel.
Tailback Mark Delas picked a convenient time to come out with his most impressive effort of the season.
Delas had missed two of the first three games of the season with a shoulder injury.
“He hasn’t found his groove at running back,” Kregel said of Delas. “We went back to some basics this week. After the shoulder injury, you’re halfway into your season and you kind of forget about the little things.
“We worked at his cuts. We worked at getting his shoulders square. We worked at little things at running back, and it showed tonight.”
Perrysburg led 14-0 just 2:35 into the game, but the Generals had just enough in them to make the palms of the ’Jackets faithful sweat for a brief moment.
AW quarterback Jake Reid tossed a perfect fade into the back-left corner of the end zone to Eric Zelina, making it 14-7.
Then Delas’ first score, a 1-yard rush, four minutes later put Perrysburg up 20-7.
The Generals, for just over a minute of game time, shifted momentum in the second quarter.
Leading 28-14, Dimmerling was sacked in the end zone after a fumbled snap, bringing AW back to within 12. After the ensuing free kick, the Generals needed only three plays to travel 52 yards for a score, cutting the ’Jacket lead to 28-23 with 5:27 left in the first half.
Dimmerling was not impressed.
Just over a minute later Dimmerling dashed to the right side, picked up a block from Delas, and stiff-armed his way into the end zone for a 35-23 lead.
And he wasn’t done.
After trading punts, Perrysburg got the ball with 40 seconds remaining in the first half, and it took advantage of AW’s defense by using an up-tempo pace.
On fourth-and-3 Dimmerling took the snap from shotgun up the middle, cut to his left and got a seal block from Durham, resulting in a 42-yard score giving Perrysburg a 42-23 lead at the break.
“We have a great (offensive) line that gives us a great push,” Delas said.
“I know we get all the credit, but they did a great job,” added Dimmerling.
Perrysburg, being undefeated in the NLL, controls its own destiny when it comes to league-title hopes. And the ’Jackets face arguably the easiest portion of its schedule in the final three weeks of the regular season in Northview, Springfield and Maumee.
“You can’t take a team lightly,” Delas said of the final three weeks. “When you do that, that’s when upsets happen. That’s not what we’re about.”
“I’m going to pull the coach card on this, and say everybody is a heavyweight from here on in,” Kregel said. “We’ve got to know that all three of those are going to pull their best card on us.”
ANTHONY WAYNE 23
AW 7 16 0 0 —23
PERRYSBURG 20 22 7 14 —63
P — Durham, 53 pas from Hafner (Freeman kick)
P — Dimmerling, 6 run *(Freeman kick)
AW — Zelina, 16 pass from Reid (Hartbarger kick)
P — Delas, 1 run (kick failed)
AW — Schwerer, 11 run (Hartbarger kick)
P — Dimmerling, 6 run (Fleming pass from Dimmerling)
AW — Safety, Dimmerling sacked in end zone by Omofoma
AW — Allen, 40 pass from Reid (Hartbarger kick)
P — Dimmerling, 34 run (Freeman kick)
P — Dimmerling, 42 run (Freeman kick)
P — Patterson, 7 pass from Dimmerling (Freeman kick)
P — Delas, 6 run (Freeman kick)
P — Haynes, 5 run (Freeman kick)
Category AW P
First downs 11 21
By rushing 10 14
By passing 1 6
By penalty 0 1
Total net yards 294 581
Rushing 213 369
Passing 81 212
Attempts 19 17
Completions 6 10
Interceptions 2 0
Punts/average 4/44 1/28
Penalties/yards 4/21 4/30
Fumbles/lost 5/2 2/0
RUSHING: (AW) Schwerer, 13-102; Aranyosi, 8-40; Hummel, 6-33; Brown, 3-20; Reid, 4-12; Yunker, 1-10; TEAM, 1-(minus 1); Lindke, 2-(minus 3). (P) Delas, 21-157; Dimmerling, 14-147; Haynes, 7-31; Hafner, 3-21; Honsberger, 1-19; Freeman, 1-(minus 2); Durham, 1-(minus 4).
PASSING: (AW) Reid, 6-19-2—81. (P) Dimmerling, 8-13-0—131; Hafner, 2-4-0—81.
RECEIVING: (AW) Allen, 3-54; Zelina, 1-16; Meyers, 2-11. (P) Durham, 4-124; Patterson, 3-34; Dimmerling, 1-28; Kaczinski, 1-15; Freeman, 1-11.
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