Vik­ings rout Per­ryville

LB re­cov­ers on­side kick, fum­ble; backs net 4 scores in re­gion semi rout of Pan­thers

Dorchester Star - - Front Page - By DAVID INSLEY dins­ley@stardem.com

CAM­BRIDGE — The Cam­bridge-South Dorch­ester foot­ball team routed Per­ryville 37-7 Fri­day, Nov. 11, in the Class 1A East Re­gion foot­ball semi­fi­nal at Vik­ing Sta­dium.

The Vik­ings host Kent County in the 1A East Re­gion fi­nal at 7 p.m. Fri­day, Nov. 18.

CAM­BRIDGE — Cam­bridge-South Dorch­ester High se­nior Bran­don Tibbs knew what was com­ing.

“It was wide open, and I knew I could get it,” Tibbs, who plays line­backer and spe­cial teams, said of the on­side kick which bounded across mid­field and into Per­ryville ter­ri­tory, to be­gin Fri­day’s Class 1A East Re­gion foot­ball semi­fi­nal at Vik­ing Sta­dium.

“I knew I could get to it,” Tibbs said, “and I knew how much we needed it. When I got it, I knew we had started something.”

“It was huge for us,” class­mate and tail­back Tre’ Lake added. “It was a big mo­men­tum swing for us.”

Tibbs fell on the live ball at the Per­ryville 46-yard line to give the Vik­ings pos­ses­sion. Two snaps later, Tajh Molock ran for a 39-yard touch­down, putting C-SD on its way to a 37-7 rout of the Pan­thers.

The third-seeded Vik­ings (8-3) host their most con­sis­tent 1A ri­val in re­cent years, No. 4-seed Kent County (6-5), at 7 p.m. Fri­day for the re­gion crown. The Tro­jans shut out top-ranked Bo­hemia Manor, 19-0, Fri­day in the other 1A East con­test.

“Our spe­cial teams coaches, Dan Do­bronz and Brian Har­ris, they looked at game film, and they told me, ‘it’s there; we can do it,’ and that’s their re­spon­si­bil­ity to fig­ure things like that out,” C-SD head coach Jake Cole­man said. “And they were right, they were dead-on. So we tried it, and Bran­don got it.”

Im­me­di­ately af­ter Molock’s scor­ing run, an off­sides call on the Pan­thers turned a planned Tyler Hard­ing point-af­ter kick into a 2-point Tre’ Lake con­ver­sion run, mak­ing it 8-0, just 56 sec­onds into the game.

Per­ryville, with full­back Zac Zacer­ous, was ex­pected to give the Vik­ings — a bit smaller on the de­fen­sive front than most of the Pan­ther play­ers block­ing for the big ball car­rier — trou­ble in the trenches.

But the Vik­ings swarmed the ball, hold­ing Zacer­ous, who av­er­aged 120.6 yards per game dur­ing the sea­son, to just 19 yards on 12 touches.

“I think on both sides, they won the line of scrim­mage on both sides of the ball tonight. I was ac­tu­ally very sur­prised, to be hon­est with you,” Per­ryville head coach Chris Johnson said. “I thought we’d dom­i­nate the line of scrim­mage. We just could not get any­thing go­ing run­ning the foot­ball . ... We could not get Zac go­ing run­ning the foot­ball.”

C-SD’s de­fense kept up the pres­sure on the Pan­ther O-line, lim­it­ing the vis­i­tors to just 50 net rush­ing yards on the night, on 21 touches.

The Vik­ings stopped the Pan­thers a yard short on a fourth-and-two to be­gin the sec­ond quar­ter, the first of Per­ryville’s three turnovers on downs on the night.

Tre’ Lake, who en­tered the play­off open­ers with a Bay­side Con­fer­ence-best 24 touch­downs, scored the first of two more on Fri­day, on a 9-yard run with 10 min­utes, 45 sec­onds to go in the first half. He added a one-yard dive for points, with 3:50 to go in the half, and Hard­ing PAT kicks af­ter each made it 22-0 at half­time.

“The line has been just great,” said Lake, who ended the night with 50 yards on 14 car­ries. “I’ve been telling them, ‘if you do your job, then I’ll do mine,’ and I man­aged to do it.”

Per­ryville lost a fum­ble, re­cov­ered by Vik­ing Tranell Clan­ton, on its first pos­ses­sion of the sec­ond pe­riod, and drove deep into Vik­ing ter­ri­tory on its next.

But, on a sec­ond-and-10 from the Vik­ing 25, Per­ryville quar­ter­back Do­minic Gugliotta, lofted a pass for tall, long-armed re­ceiver Duane — but Molock caught it in­stead, fall­ing out of bounds at the C-SD 5.

Re­ceiv­ing the sec­ond-half kick­off, the Vik­ings worked quickly to add an­other seven points. Molock’s sec­ond run, this time from 28 yards, capped a four-play, 60-yard drive that used just un­der 2 min­utes of the third-quar­ter clock.

The Pan­thers chewed up seven game min­utes on their next pos­ses­sion, af­ter Hard­ing’s kick­off sailed into the end zone for a touch­back. March­ing to the C-SD 39, they faced a fourth-and-7, and got a break in the form of an off­sides call against the Vik­ings which made it a short fourt­hand-2 in­stead.

But on the next snap, Demetri Shields came up big on de­fense, drop­ping Zacer­ous for a one-yard loss and forc­ing an­other turnover on downs.

“The de­fense was re­ally strong tonight for us,” Cole­man said. “For them to come up big so many times against a good team like that, it was a great night for them.”

Al­ready up 29-0, C-SD added an­other touch­down mo­ments later. On fourth-and-11 from the Per­ryville 20, Hard­ing found Ja­cob Mor­ris on a fade route in the left cor­ner of the end zone for a touch­down; an­other off­sides call led to an­other Lake con­ver­sion, start­ing the run­ning clock with the score at 37-0, and just over a minute to go in the third.

Per­ryville, burn­ing 10 min­utes off the fourth-quar­ter, non­stop clock, got on the board with 2:02 to go, Gugliotta find­ing Johnson a step ahead of a C-SD de­fender in the back of the end zone for a 30yard score.

The score stopped the run­ning clock with 2:02 left to play, and Zach Strong fol­lowed with a PAT to make it 37-7. It re­mained that way un­til the fi­nal whis­tle.

Notes: Per­ryville won the first two re­cent meet­ings of the teams, 21-10, and then 56-35, in back-to­back re­gional fi­nals in 2011 and 2012. C-SD re­turned the fa­vor by run­ning the clock at home against the Pan­thers the next year, 42-0, to take the 1A East lau­rel . ... C-SD out­gained Per­ryville 213-50 on the ground, but Gugliotta threw for 152 yards, go­ing 14-for-27 from the pocket and earn­ing an NFL-sys­tem passer rat­ing of 65.7. He av­er­aged 131.8 yards, and a rat­ing of 108.6, over 10 reg­u­larsea­son games.

PHOTO BY DUSTIN HOLT

Cam­bridge-South Dorch­ester’s Tajh Molock gets lifted into the air by cen­ter Josh Townsend in the end zone af­ter Molock scored on a 39yard run against Per­ryville on the game’s sec­ond play Fri­day.

Cam­bridge-South Dorch­ester as­sis­tant coach Gaven Parker con­grat­u­lates Tre’ Lake af­ter Lake’s Fri­day, Nov. 11, against Per­ryville. first touch­down

PHO­TOS BY DUSTIN HOLT

Cam­bridge-South Dorch­ester’s C.J. Brum­mell sprints through a hole for a big gain against Per­ryville Fri­day, Nov. 11.

Cam­bridge-South Dorch­ester de­fend­ers Bran­don Tibbs (15) and Kobi Ruark (44) make the tackle against Per­ryville Fri­day, Nov. 11.

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