September 03, 2008 DRYDEN — Dryden made visiting Mayville absorb a 35-6 loss in a non-conference varsity football meeting last Thursday night.
It was the season-opener for both combatants.
"This was a great way to open the season for us," Dryden Coach Brian Tresnak said. "We made some mental mistakes in the first half, our guys made the necessary adjustments and really buckled down in the second half," he noted.
"This was a total team effort from start to finish. We must play better next week if we want to beat Kingston."
In Thursday's meeting Dryden took a 7-0 lead after one quarter was complete. The Cardinals followed it up with an 8-0 second quarter edge and a 6-0 third quarter advantage.
That staked Dryden to a 21-0 cushion at the 36-minute mark.
Dryden then outscored Mayville 14-6 from that point on, assuring themselves of a 35-6 win when the final second ticked off the clock.
The winning Dryden side amassed their 35-point output thanks to a 93-yard touchdown run by Eric Tietz (followed by a successful extra-point kick courtesy of Al Clark); a Clark two-yard touchdown run (followed by a Cody Paupert to Matt Lynch PAT pass); a Paupert to Lynch 24-yard touchdown pass; a Clark four-yard touchdown run; and a Paupert 39-yard touchdown run (followed by a PAT tote by Geno Volante).
Mayville logged their six-point total aided by a Nate Richardson to Corey Travis 40-yard touchdown pass.
On the evening, Paupert completed three of four pass plays for 57 yards as Dryden's quarterback. He threw zero interceptions along the way.
Lynch (two catches for 27 yards) proved Paupert's favorite target. Wes Jonik had their other reception, good for a 30-yard gain.
The Dryden ground attack added 398 yards on 52 carries.
Individually, Tietz led the way with 15 rushes for 112 yards. Chad Butler (79 yards on 12 totes), Paupert (five rushes for 73 yards), Clark (52 yards on 10 totes) and Jonik (eight rushes for 31 yards) supported his performance.
From a defensive standpoint, Clark (two solos and five assists) paced Dryden. He was backed by Kyle Bailey and Joe Battisti (four solos and two assists apiece), Lynch (three solos and three assists), Tietz (one solo and five assists), Frank Calabro (two solos and three assists), Paupert and Jonik (three asissts each), Butler (two solos) and Volante (one solo).
Dryden returns to action this Friday when it travels to Kingston for a North Central Thumb League game. That battle is slated to get underway at 7 p.m.