***Saturday Night’s game between the St. Edward Eagles and the Glenville Tarblooders is sponsored by YUZU Lakewood. YUZU Lakewood is located at 13603 Madison Ave. Lakewood, OH. You can also contact YUZU Lakewood at (440) 799-8343.
LAKEWOOD, Ohio– During the 2016 season, the Eagles defeated the Tarblooders 41-0. Tonight’s final score was almost the same way. Since 1962, the Eagles lead the all-time series 13-2 against the Tarblooders. Tonight, the Eagles defeated the Tarblooders 41-6.
Things were quiet for the most part during the first quarter between St. Edward and Glenville until the Eagles scored with 3:21 remaining in the quarter. Eagles quarterback Zach Kincaid connected with Quintel Kent for a 13-yard touchdown pass. Not to much time passed until the Eagles scored once again.
With 2:00 remaining in the first, the Eagles only needed 3 plays during their drive to go 21 yards, capping off the drive with a Jordan Castleberry 12 yard touchdown run. The Eagles had a very short field because of a Glenville punt being blocked by Richard White and Caden Kolesar.
In the second quarter, Glenville got on the board and cut into the Eagles lead for the time being. With 11:20 left in the second quarter, Tre’Ron Fullerton rushed for a 5-yard touchdown run, but the extra point was blocked.
The Eagles led 14-6 and on the very next play, the Eagles added to their lead. Garrett Dzuro threw a touchdown pass to Damerisse Freeman for a 65-yard touchdown pass.
The Eagles took a 21-6 lead into the half.
The Tarblooders led the Eagles in the category of Total Yards Gained in the first half, putting up 207 yards to the Eagles’ 198. The Eagles turned the tables though defensively in the second half.
In the third quarter, the Eagles added to their already marginal lead when Kincade threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Devin Maddox.
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In the fourth quarter, the Eagles scored two more touchdowns. Dzuro showed that he not only can throw for a touchdown, but he can also run the ball too.
Early in the fourth quarter, Dzuro scored on a 15-yard rushing touchdown with 9:54 left in the fourth quarter. The Eagles led 35-6 but there was no running clock yet because the margin between the two teams was not at 30.
With 6:25 left in the final quarter, Dzuro and the Eagles secured the victory when Dzuro added another rushing touchdown, this time for 59-yards. The rest of the game was played with a running clock following that point.
The final score was 41-6. The Eagles improved to 2-0 on the season and will play H.D. Woodson next week at First Federal Lakewood Stadium. The Tarblooders, on the other hand, fell to 0-2 on the year and will play at Mentor.
Eagles Senior Linebacker Omar Fattah, had this to say about how the Eagles defense changed from the first half to the second:
“We definitely set the tone in the second half. With that big stop at the goal line, and a big hit I had there. Football is a game of adjustments and I think that is something we do really well here. Once we see our mistakes, we fix them. Like coach said, we are perfectionist if we don’t strive enough to be perfect we’re only going to get worse.”
Richard White is playing football for the first time in high school and has not played since 8th grade. For the second consecutive week though White blocked a punt, White goes on to speak about blocking the punt tonight:
“I just wanted to come back my senior year and play. I feel like I can go out there and play. On those blocked punts I just look for the ball and I go get it. I sort of helped block the punt today but he never really got the ball off. Caden was also there with me.
White also commented on what he expects and wants to do for the team this year:
“I just want to go out there and help the team win a state championship and try my hardest.”
Garrett Dzuro spoke on the Eagles splitting the duties of quarterback with Zach Kincaid so far this season:
“It is hard to get used to in the beginning but once we made adjustments and got into in the flow of it everything started flowing into place.”
Dzuro also commented on his 59-yard run in the 4th quarter:
“Oh my goodness that long run. I was not expecting that, usually, that play is just meant to get to the sideline and get the first down. I just cut upfield and made some moves and next thing I knew I was in the end zone.”
Player of the Game:
passing: 3-3, 73 yards, 1 TD
rushing: 3 attempts for 62 yards, 2 TD’s, long run of 59 yards
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