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November 3, 2012

H.S. FOOTBALL: Ramblers roll past General McLane

November 3, 2012 7:00 a.m. EDINBORO — With 10:36 remaining in the first half, Cathedral Prep quarterback Damion Terry stepped back and hurled a 59-yard pass to receiver Brendan Klemensic. Terry’s first completion of the game wasn’t an ordinary one. On the play, Terry made District 10 history by surpassing Mark Kulinski of Oil City for the career passing yards with 6,052.

It took Terry longer than he is accustomed to find a rhythm, but the Ramblers still cruised to a 47-0 victory over General McLane on Friday at Ed Linden Field.

Prep, the top-ranked Class AAA team in the state according to Harrisburg Patriot-News, not only won the Region 6 title and completed the regular season unbeaten. Terry, a Michigan State recruit, also has his own spot in the record books.

“It feels great,” Terry said about the record. “I wish I had a better performance today but it feels great. I would like to thank my receivers and everyone who ever caught a pass and blocked for me in the past.”

The blowing snow coming across the field didn’t help matters for both squads, though General McLane head coach Jim Wells said his team’s loss “had nothing to do with the conditions.”

“That is a very good team over there,” Wells said. “They won the game, they won the league, they are undefeated and they are a great team.”

General McLane (7-2, 3-2 Region 6), a team known for its powerful running game, could not find a rhythm or a grip on the ball. The Lancers coughed up the ball four times, with three of them resulting in turnovers.

The big playmaker in the first half was Cathedral Prep’s Delton Williams, who rushed for 155 yards and two touchdowns in the first half alone. Williams finished the game with 205 yards on 10 carries and four total touchdowns.

Cathedral Prep (10-0, 5-0) got the scoring going on the first drive of the game. After Williams busted loose for 35 yards on the first play from scrimmage, the Ramblers went against their usually plan, keeping the ball on the ground. Running back Nicholas Dubowski finished the drive, punching it in from two yards out. With the wind gusts and snow picking up, Cathedral Prep kicker John Chereson couldn’t square up the ball, pushing the extra point wide right.

It looked as if General McLane was ready to give the ball back to the Ramblers after three quick plays. On fourth-and-eight, punter Logan Weschler threw an unorthodox 22-yard underhand prayer that landed in the hands of Quinn Thompson for a first down. The Lancers would not be able to take advantage of the trick play, ultimately having to punt it away.

The second quarter was more kind to Prep. The Ramblers would end up outscoring the Lancers 21-0 in the quarter, including two touchdown runs of five and 59 yards by Williams.

With the score nearly out of reach at 20-0, the Lancers stumbled into more trouble. Deep in their territory, running back Zane Berger could not handle the pitch from Thompson. Cathedral Prep’s Marlon Tyree picked up the soaking wet pigskin, returning it eight yards for the score.

“We had to stop making mistakes,” Wells said. “We have to stop putting the ball on the ground and just play harder. We made too many mistakes in the first half.”

Things didn’t get much better for McLane in the second half.

After mustering only 105 yards of total offense in the first half, the Lancers saw themselves in the similar situation in the second half. Unfortunately for the Lancers, Weschler was the most active player on the team at the punter position.

A quick three-and-out by General McLane gave the Ramblers a short field to work with — and they would not disappoint.

Terry would finally pick up a score through the air, hooking up with Williams for a 26-yard TD. With the running clock within reach, the Ramblers elected to go for the two-point conversion. Williams would be denied short of the goal line, keeping the score at 33-0.

It wouldn’t take long for Cathedral Prep to reach a lead that would start mercy rule clock. With 3:55 remaining in the third quarter, Williams recorded his fourth touchdown of the game on a 50-yard scamper, making it 40-0.

The Ramblers would tack on another touchdown on a 74-yard gallop by DeAngelo Malone to complete the scoring.

For a team known to achieve a majority of its success through the air, Cathedral Prep showed it can get it done on the ground, racking up 300 yards on 28 carries.

“A lot of people were saying we can’t run the ball but we know we can,” Terry said. “Our rushing game was really clicking today. Delton was really hitting the holes hard today.”

While Cathedral Prep will enjoy a bye in the playoffs, Wells doesn’t seem too concerned based on his team’s performance heading into the playoffs.

“We don’t have to fix anything,” Wells said. “If you look at our last eight games and the opponents we played in Class AAA, our record speaks for itself.”

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