July 23 • 07:06 PM

Ubly ends Dryden's season

Bearcats win showdown of unbeatens

November 12, 2008
DRYDEN — Third-ranked Ubly did what no other team was able to achieve all season long, claiming a 46-8 win at sixth-rated Dryden's expense in a Division 7, Region 4, District 1 championship encounter last Friday night.

With the decision, Ubly (11-0) gains admittance to this Saturday's regional championship it hosts. There they will square off versus Royal Oak Shrine (11-0) in a 1 p.m. contest. Dryden watches an outstanding 10-1 season reach an endpoint.

"My guys have no reason to hang their heads after tonight," Dryden Coach Brian Tresnak said. "We lost to a great team, bottom line," he noted.

"We have had an amazing season, and I am proud of each and every one of my boys. That goes from the guys who play iron man to the guys who are on the scout team. It's been a dream season that I won't ever forget, and I hope my guys hold their heads high whenever someone mentions this season. Congrats to Ubly. Coach Sweeney is a class act, and so is his staff and players. I wish them well the rest of the playoffs and I hope I can watch them over Thanksgiv-ing at Ford Field. Thanks to all the parents, fans and my staff for this year. It has been great."

In Friday's encounter, Ubly jumped out to an 8-0 edge after one quarter was complete.

Dryden quarterback Cody Paupert protects the ball from an Ubly defender in Friday’s matchup. photo by Randy Jorgensen.
Quarter number two would see Ubly pull away.

Aided by a 32-0 advantage there, Ubly built a 40-0 halftime cushion.

When the action resumed, Dryden bounced back with an 8-6 third quarter edge.

That left Ubly holding a 46-8 advantage at the 36-minute mark.

Neither side would score the rest of the way.

Ubly logged their 46-point total aided by a Mitchel Cleary three-yard touchdown run (followed by a Alex Peruski PAT tote); a Peruski seven-yard touchdown run (followed by a Cleary PAT tote); a Peruski 30-yard touchdown run (followed by a Peruski PAT tote); a Peruski five-yard touchdown run (followed by a Peruski PAT tote); Jordan Kaufman to Cleary 65-yard touchdown pass (followed by a PAT tote from Peruski); and a Bryan White 10-yard touchdown run.

Dryden managed their eight-point output thanks to an Al Clark 16-yard touchdown run (followed by a Cody Paupert to Matt Lynch PAT pass collaboration).

For the night, Paupert completed two of eight pass plays for 68 yards as Dryden's quarterback. He threw zero interceptions along the way.

His successful tosses went to two different targets. Chad Butler (one catch for 65 yards) and Lynch (one reception for three yards) provided those.

The Dryden ground attack managed 122 yards on 38 totes.

Individually, Chad Butler (15 carries for 56 yards) led Dryden. He was backed by Eric Tietz (35 yards on 12 totes), Paupert (five carries for 28 yards), Clark (20 yards on five totes), Wes Butler (one carry for four yards), Geno Volante (four yards on two totes) and Jake Albert (one carry for one yard).

Clark (four solos and six assists) paced Dryden's defense. He was backed by Kyle Bailey (four solos and three assists), Nate Forrest (three solos and four assists), Volante (one solo and six assists), Chad Butler (five solos and one assist), Paupert (three solos and two assists), Lynch (one solo and three assists), Evan Crean (one solo and one assist) and Frank Calabro (one solo).

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