September 10, 2008 DRYDEN — Dryden trounced host Kingston, 52-6, in a North Central Thumb League varsity football contest last Friday night.
With the decision, Dryden ups its mark to 2-0 and 1-0. Kingston drops to 0-2 and 0-1.
"We were really able to rely on our depth at runningback this week," Dryden Coach Brian Tresnak said. "Our line really stepped up and committed to making blocks at the second and third level to spring some long runs," he emphasized.
"The defense was extremely well disciplined and stuck to their assignments tonight. We were able to pressure with our front four and let our linebackers pick off anybody that got through. It is good to start 2-0, but we realize that we must stay focused to avoid a letdown like we had last year. We haven't hit on all cylinders yet, I am still waiting for our guys to play their best game. When it happens, it could be scary."
In Friday's contest, Dryden took a 14-6 edge after one quarter was complete.
Dryden followed it up with a 24-0 second quarter advantage.
That staked Dryden to a 38-6 lead at the halftime break.
Dryden then used a 6-0 third quarter edge and an 8-0 fourth quarter advantage to put the finishing touches on a 52-6 win at Kingston's expense.
The victorious Dryden side produced their 52-point total thanks to a Wes Jonik 15-yard touchdown run; an Eric Tietz 52-yard touchdown run (followed by a Wes Jonik PAT tote); an Al Clark two-yard touchdown run (followed by a Clark PAT tote); a Tietz 10-yard touchdown run (followed by a Butler PAT tote); a Butler 70-yard touchdown run (followed by a Tietz PAT tote); a Cody Paupert 25-yard touchdown run; and a Geno Volante two-yard touchdown tote (followed by a Paupert to Matt Lynch PAT pass collaboration).
On the evening, Paupert completed two of two pass plays for 46 yards as Dryden's quarterback.
Both of his successful tosses went to Lynch.
The Dryden ground attack again proved tough to contain, evidenced by their 416 yards on 38 carries.
Individually, Butler (seven rushes for 201 yards) set the pace. Tietz (112 yards on seven totes), Volante (six rushes for 39 yards), Wes Jonik (38 yards on seven totes), Paupert (two rushes for 29 yards), Clark (19 yards on five totes) and Jake Albert (two rushes for 18 yards) supported his performance.
From a defensive standpoint, Joe Battisti (three solos and four assisted tackles) posted Dryden's best credentials. He was backed by Wes Jonik and Al Clark (two solos and four assisted stops each), Volante (three solos and two assisted tackles) along with Frank Calabro and Tietz (two solos and three assisted stops apiece) made their whereabouts known as well.
The Dryden defense also notched a pair of takeaways. Mike Smith and Butler (a fumble recovery each) supplied those.
Dryden returns to action this Friday when North Central Thumb League rival Owen-Gage pays a visit. That encounter is scheduled for 7 p.m.