Stellar play on both ends sparks K. Island against the Indians
STEVENSVILLE — The Buccaneers are cruising into the toughest part of their schedule.
Kent Island High’s football team easily dispatched Wicomico, 48-8, Friday evening at Andy Schipul Stadium, what was once an epic Bayside Conference rivalry now dwindling to just another road block for the Bucs.
Playing without leading rusher Dylan Finlay due to an undisclosed reason, Kent Island posted one of its most complete offensive efforts of the season, totaling 448 yards offense on 48 snaps, a spectacular 9.3 yards per play.
“We wanted to get back to balance after last week,” Bucs head coach Damian Ferragamo said after his team moved to 6-0. “We had a specific game plan for a specific opponent last week, and it was effective, but we’re a balanced football team.
“We have receiving weapons and we wanted to get back to it, and not go too long without those guys getting the ball,” Ferragamo added.
Leading the charge was senior quarterback Trent Jackson, bouncing back from a quiet Week 5 effort against Parkside with 226 yards passing and four touchdowns. Senior fullback Jordan Marciano was the beneficiary of two of those tosses, turning the short passes into catch-and-run TDs of 47 and 62 yards. Senior Sean Mooney also netted five receptions for 60 yards, including a 21-yard touchdown connection in the second half. Senior tight end J.C. Getz made three catches for 49 yards.
Marciano’s two scores, however, were the highlights of the contest.
The first one, a 47-yarder, put Kent Island on the board at the 9-minute, 18-second mark