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mak­ing some frus­trat­ing penal­ties for us,” Fer­rag­amo said. “But, those things are cor­rectible, and they have to get cor­rected soon, be­cause we’re in mid­sea­son.

“We’re do­ing more with him,” Fer­rag­amo added of the pre-snap play of Jack­son. “So, it’s not just get your hands on the ground and go on ‘One.’ Some­times, there are some words be­tween, so it’s a byprod­uct of that.

“Some of these other penal­ties, when you throw the ball, there are go­ing to be more hold­ing penal­ties,” Fer­rag­amo con­tin­ued. “It’s part of the game, there are penal­ties all over the place.”

Nev­er­the­less, the Bucs

are 4-0, and in the thick of the Class 2A East Re­gion play­off seed­ings. Fer­rag­amo won’t be look­ing ahead too far, but, for now, is pleased with where the team stands.

The emer­gence of Fin­lay as the lead rusher has also sta­bi­lized what was ini­tially a by-com­mit­tee run­ning­back corps, and his abil­ity to wait for the blocks to ma­te­ri­al­ize and run for ma­jor yardage should only open up the pass­ing game mov­ing for­ward.

The Bucs’ roll call of past run­ning backs are dis­tin­guished, and Fin­lay is now in the driver’s seat to carve out his own niche in the pro­gram’s lore.

“I’ll talk about it from Dy­lan’s per­spec­tive,” Fer­rag­amo said. “Dy­lan puts us in a po­si­tion where he’s

go­ing to do what the play is de­signed to do. He’s go­ing to run in the right spot, he’s go­ing to pro­tect the foot­ball and we can trust him to do the right thing. Be­cause of that, he’s get­ting the bulk of the car­ries.

“He’s a very dis­ci­plined foot­ball player.”

Kent Is­land led 16-0 at the half, scor­ing on a firstquar­ter safety, while Fin­lay and Jack­son crossed the end zone once each in the se­cond pe­riod. Walker’s 55-yarder and Fin­lay’s 1-yard score capped the scor­ing after in­ter­mis­sion, and kicker Joseph Gar­vey nailed all four of his ex­tra-points.

The Buc­ca­neers’ scor­ing dif­fer­en­tial now is a neatand-tidy 168-22, but the sched­ule ramps up sig­nif­i­cantly from here on out.

Kent Is­land hosts South

Bay­side con­tender Park­side next Fri­day, vis­its Oak­dale on Oct. 13, fol­lowed by a North Bay­side/2A East gam­bit of Eas­ton, North Caro­line and Queen Anne’s County.

“You’re def­i­nitely plan­ning for the fu­ture,” Fer­rag­amo said of the team’s im­pend­ing work­load, es­pe­cially the grow­ing reps for Fin­lay. “We have a huge test com­ing for us on Fri­day, and with Oak­dale on the sched­ule, North Caro­line to play, and Queen Anne’s still to play, we’ve got some work ahead of us.

“But, I think if you start plan­ning for the fu­ture, you don’t have a fu­ture,” Fer­rag­amo added. “We’re try­ing to win ev­ery sin­gle game we’re play­ing that night.”

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