Gonzaga Prep was great on defense and good on offense. Central Valley one-upped the Bullpups.
Prep stymied Shadle Park 30-6 in the first game of a Thursday night doubleheader at Albi Stadium before 3,646 fans. Central Valley followed with a 47-14 shellacking of Rogers.
The Bullpup defense allowed just 178 yards and a last-minute touchdown. The offense had 336 yards.
“The defense played well and we did some good things on offense,” Prep coach Don Anderson said.
The Bears simply bolted to a 41-0 halftime lead, piling up 335 yards on offense while giving up 64. CV’s running game had 251 yards, including 156 yards and four touchdowns from Tyree Clowe.
“That was a lot different than I thought it would be,” CV coach Rick Giampietri said. “We got a couple of breaks early and the defense was exceptional. They shut down (Rogers back Mike) Dorton.”
Gonzaga Prep 30, Shadle Park 6
The Bullpups (2-0, 3-0), put their stamp on the game early.
Gonzaga opened with a quick drive that ended on Dusty Bettesworth’s 27-yard field goal, and after the defense stuffed Shadle (0-3, 0-3) on its first possession, Kyle Gleason recovered a bad snap on a punt in the end zone.
Safety Shane Hartnett led the defensive charge, getting a sack on each of the Highlanders’ first two possession, blitzing from the line against Shadle’s run-oriented offense.
“(Defensive coordinator) H.T. (Higgins) prepared us real well going over their calls,” Hartnett said. “He gave us the calls and I did what I was taught.”
Hartnett was an all-league linebacker last year but was moved to safety, clearing the way for a host of good new linebackers to step in.
“I like it,” Hartnett said. “I’m playing offense now so I kind of need to save myself for that. Tonight I played up on the line, going to where the ball is. Coach gave me a lot of blitzes.”
Prep made it 16-0 at halftime and then controlled the second half, keeping the Highlanders off the board until the final minute.
Shadle was held to 87 yards rushing and 91 passing. Prep had 215 yards on the ground, led by Shane Wharton’s 100 on 17 carries. Quarterback Kevin O’Connell was 7 of 11 for 121 yards and had two TDs and two interceptions. He also ran for a score.
Central Valley 47, Rogers 14
The Bears (3-0, 3-0) had a lot more than Clowe.
First, the Pirates (1-2, 1-2) helped. They lost a lateral on their second play, which Clowe turned into an 11-yard scoring run on the next play. Then they downed the kickoff on the 5. When CV’s defense held, the Bears had only 45 yards to go after the punt. They covered that distance with a pass and three Clowe runs, the last for 29 yards for their second score.
Then it was Chad Adamson throwing a 52-yard scoring pass to Todd Millar and turning an option into a 53-yard TD dash.
“I thought it would be a tough game,” Adamson said. “Mead barely beat them and they have a tough O. The defense stuffed them. We’re just clicking. We’re playing like we know we can. We’re playing great ball, but we can play better.”
The Bears recovered a fumble two plays after Adamson’s score, and three plays later Clowe had 19 more yards and another TD, making it 35-0. Clowe has 13 touchdowns in three games.
The next drive was just as easy, only longer. CV took over on its 12 and was hoping to run out the last 5 minutes, but on the seventh play, Clowe went up the middle and continued for a 56-yard scoring run.
Clowe had two carries in the second half, finishing with 165 yards. The Bears had 363 on the ground and Adamson was 6 for 6 for 93 yards.
Rogers had 134 yards passing and 55 rushing. Dorton, a 1,000-yard rusher a year ago, was held to 70, 21 in the first half on 14 carries. He scored on an 18-yard run midway through the fourth quarter and then hit Jeff Mace on a halfback pass for 63 yards.
Central Valley 47, Rogers 14
Rogers 0 0 0 14 -14
Central Valley 21 20 6 0 -47
C-Clowe 11 run (Papich kick) C-Clowe 29 run (Papich kick) C-Millar 52 pass from Adamson (Papich kick) C-Adamson 53 run (Papich kick) C-Clowe 1 run (Papich kick) C-Clowe 56 run (kick failed) C-Burnett 3 run (run failed) R-Dorton 18 run (Gregorson kick) R-Mace 63 pass from Dorton (Gregorson kick) R C First downs 11 19 Rushes-yards 26-55 48-363 Passing yards 134 93 Return yards 0 0 Passes 21-11-0 6-6-0 Punts-avg. 7-35.4 2-34.5 Fumbles-lost 1-1 0-0 Penalties-yards 1-5 3-35
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING - Central Valley: Clowe 15-163, Adamson 3-66, Burnett 14-66, McFarlane 2-18, Libey 4-17, Easton 4-14, Brown 1-5, Graham 1-4, Nelson 1-4, Scott 1-3, Folkins 2-3, Rogers: Dorton 17-70, Clarke 1-2, Ogelsbee 8-17 PASSING - Central Valley: Adamson 6-6-93, Rogers: Ogelsbee 10-20-71, Dorton 1-1-63 RECEIVING - Central Valley: Millar 5-83, Hinckley 1-10, Rogers: Mace 4-99, Bayne 2-12, Crowley 1-10, Hooper 1-8, Battle 2-4, Clarke 1-1
Gonzaga Prep 30, Shadle Park 7
Gonzaga Prep 9 7 7 7 -30
Shadle Park 0 0 0 7 -7
G-Bettesworth 27 Field goal ( ) G-Gleason 0 Fumble return (kick failed) G-O’Connell 2 run (kick failed) G-Bacon 52 pass from O’Connell (Bettesworth kick) G-Frankovic 21 pass from O’Connell (Bettesworth kick) S-Bishop 18 run (Reich kick) G S First downs 17 9 Rushes-yards 45-215 28-87 Passing yards 121 91 Return yards 0 19 Passes 11-7-2 20-10-1 Punts-avg. 0-0 4-31.5 Fumbles-lost 1-0 0-0 Penalties-yards 8-58 8-59
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING - Gonzaga Prep: O’Connell 21-103, Wharton 17-100, Ramirez 2-9, Kendall 1-2, Gibbons 1-1, Pegg 3-0, Shadle Park: Snell 10-46, Richardson 3-19, Sparks 2-11, Bishop 3-10, Peters 3-10, Livingston 2-6, Team 0—9, Ryan 4—14, PASSING - Gonzaga Prep: O’Connell 7-11-121-2, Shadle Park: Ryan 8-18-62-1, Bishop 2-2-29 RECEIVING - Gonzaga Prep: Bacon 2-59, Frankovic 3-41, Shogun 1-12, Kendall 1-9, Shadle Park: Johnson 5-43, Keyes 1-15, Rainer 1-14, Curenzia 1-10, Masten 2-9
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