Centerburg stomps Ridgedale
Saturday, September 28th
MORRAL — Centerburg toyed with Ridgedale through the first half of their Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference game on Friday, scoring seven touchdowns in the first half alone in a 55-0 victory.
Austin Glasscock found the end zone five of those times, once by pass for 56 yards and four by rush. He finished with nine carries for 147 yards. Tyler Stoyle was nearly flawless, completing 9-of-12 for 167 yards and two scores.
But, as has often been the case this season, the offense was just one part of the Trojans (5-0, 2-0) success. The defense gave up only 14 total rushing yards on 34 carries, three pass completions for 64 yards and just three first downs. Centerburg limited the Rockets (1-4, 0-2) to 16:45 of play clock, almost half of its total.
Less than three minutes into the game, the Trojans scored their first TD on Glasscock’s 56-yard reception. The lead was still 8-0 later in the period, when Glasscock tallied on an 11-yard run with 3:30 remaining for a 14-0 edge.
Centerburg had the ball again to start a brilliant second quarter, when they scored five touchdowns, most within three minutes of the last one. Jeremy Sesma’s 15-yard TD pass from Stoyle with 11:45 to play left the Trojans up, 21-0. With the ball again with 9:13 to play, Glasscock ran for a 26-yard score and a 28-0 lead, then picked up a 7-yard TD 3:02 later.
Centerburg scored next at the 3:37 mark on Glasscock’s 61-yard run, which put his team ahead, 41-0. The team’s longest scoring drought of the period, all of 3:23, came to an end on Anthony Puluso’s 5-yard TD run with 14 seconds to play in the half, and left the Trojans with a 48-0 halftime lead.
Reserve players pretty much took over in the second half, and the scoring pace dropped off considerably. Centerburg did not need any more points, but Puluso took one in from 9 yards out with 6:45 left in the fourth quarter to complete the scoring.
Sesma and Jake Stewart each caught three passes for 43 and 32 yards, respectively, for the Trojans. Zach Stayner ran for a team-high 31 yards on 18 carries for Ridgedale.
On defense, Centerburg had five sacks and eight tackles for loss. Kyle Hogan and Jamison Little made 1 1/2 sacks apiece, and Dalton Webb led the team with 7 1/2 tackles.
Centerburg will host their final home game in the next four weeks against Fredericktown at 7 p.m. on Friday.
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