Meadville Tribune

Sports

November 9, 2012

H.S. FOOTBALL: CASH make playoff debut against Warren

November 9, 2012 7:00 a.m. MEADVILLE — Not even a month ago, the Conneaut football program thought the postseason wasn’t even an option.

“We didn’t think we were going to be involved in anything,” Conneaut head coach Pat Gould said. “We didn’t think we had a chance these two years. Fortunately we got that opportunity.”

That opportunity comes tonight at 7 p.m. at Corry High School when Conneaut takes on Warren in the quarterfinals of the District 10 Class AAA playoffs.

“It’s the right move for the program,” Gould said. “We’re excited. The kids have had a good week. We have some freshmen who have been to playoff games, but a lot of these kids have never been a part of one. So we’re looking forward to it.”

Warren will be a big test for the Eagles.

The Dragons, the third place team out of Region 5, enter the game at 8-2 and feature a high-power offense led by quarterback Austin Jerman.

Jerman has completed 120 of 196 passes for 1,694 yards with 24 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

“We like to take what our opponent gives us,” Warren head coach Brad Wright said about his offensive strategy. “We try to exploit what weakness we see in the defense as the game goes along.

A key ingredient for Wright’s team is to make this game as normal as the rest of the season.

“We don’t like to get them out of their routine,” Wright said. “We tried to prepare for this like any other game. We treat every game like it is a big game.”

Warren is averaging 176.8 yards passing and 226.8 yards rushing per game and is scoring an average of 44.1 points per outing.

“They pass the ball extremely well,” Gould said. “Their quarterback does a fantastic job reading defenses and putting the ball on the money. And he has three or four good receivers. Plus he’s a major threat as a runner.”

Jerman also has 726 yards rushing and six touchdowns on 103 carries.

Gould said the Dragons are unlike any team the Eagles, who play in Region 1, have competed against this season.

“We don’t see anyone who throws the ball that much,” he said. “We’ve been just throwing it at them and getting them as many reps as we can at practice. We’re really showing them a lot of different looks, trying to duplicate what (Warren does).

“But that’s difficult to do with the JV group.”

So the key for the Eagles will be taking care of business when the ball is in their possession and limiting the big play on defense.

“We have to play our game and play some solid defense,” Gould said. “They are going to catch some passes. We know that. We just can’t give up the deep ball or the easy touchdown.”

Conneaut won its only matchup against a Class AAA foe last week with a 26-20 victory over Meadville. The Eagles (6-4) were led by freshman Hunter Merritt and sophomore Elijah Anderton, who each ran for more than 100 yards in the win.

“That Meadville game really had some intensity,” Gould said, “and it helped set this up. It gave them a feeling that you have to play well. That was a big start for us and hopefully we can keep building off it.”

1
Text Only
Sports
  • Biggs.jpg Big first inning leads Meadville to win over Saegertown

    So, how does one go about beating the Saegertown baseball team? It’s a question that District 10 programs have been asking themselves for years now.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Taylor, Osborne lead Panthers to 12-1 win over CASH

    Saegertown freshman Kendra Taylor had no reason to believe that Friday afternoon’s non-region softball game would go like any other.

    April 18, 2014

  • Dunn.jpg H.S. Softball: Cards strike late for 2-0 win over Blue Devils

    “You can wait around all day,” Cochranton head softball coach Mark McGuire said. “But when the moment is there and the opportunity is in front of you, that’s when you have to get it done.”

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gallo’s single lifts CASH to win in extras

    “He got the hit because they were scared of Cole Baker,” said Cole Baker.
    He was just kidding around ... probably.

    April 17, 2014

  • Jordan Lynn Lynn leads Bulldogs over visiting Beavers

    “It’s a good thing we have that little break for Easter,” said Meadville track and field coach Carl Roznowski. “That should give her a chance to rest up those muscles.”
    Roznowski is talking about Bulldogs junior Jordan Lynn, who was a busy lady on Wednesday as the MASH boys and girls squads took on Corry in a Region 3 meet at the Barco-Duratz Athletic Complex.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Panthers stay unbeaten with win over Blue Devils

    Saegertown’s run to the District 10 boys volleyball championship a year ago was anything but easy.
    Needless to say, the Panthers have a little experience when it comes to dealing with tribulations. The Panthers put that experience to good use on Wednesday night in a Region 1 showdown.

    April 16, 2014

  • MLB replay Selig calls replay start ‘remarkable’

    Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says the sport’s new replay system is working well despite a few problems during its first two weeks.
    While baseball began video review late in the 2008 season, it was limited to potential home runs and boundary calls. The new system that began March 30 vastly expands the types of plays that managers and umpires can ask to be reviewed at a replay center in New York.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cardinals roll to a sweep of Eagles

    The match only lasted three games, but Logan Herzberger still found the time to post a double-double, notching 14 kills and 18 digs while the Cochranton volleyball team swept Conneaut 25-22, 25-16, 25-18 during Region 1 action on Tuesday.

    April 15, 2014

  • Brendon Barclay Unbeaten Panthers need five games to top Bulldogs

    Through the first four games, there was no telling which team was undefeated and which team had only one win entering Monday night’s Region 1 volleyball clash between Meadville and Saegertown.
    By the fifth and deciding game, the cream rose to the top.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ogwumike goes No. 1

    It was a busy draft night for the Connecticut Sun.
    Minutes after taking Chiney Ogwumike with the top pick in the WNBA draft Monday night, the Sun made a blockbuster deal to trade 2012 MVP Tina Charles to the New York Liberty.

    April 14, 2014

Sports Scoreboard
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Business Marquee
AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case
Poll

Is simplifying the U.S. tax code the best way to boost the economy? The code today is 73,608 pages and it grows every year. Which one of these suggestions seems like the best solution:

Make a progressive tax rate that’s a simple 6 percent for everyone.
End tax breaks for the “1 percent.”
It’s not as simple as one change — many things have to happen.
     View Results
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks