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Dryden keeps scoreboard operator busy, wins 70-34

September 30, 2009
DRYDEN — Dryden outscored visiting Detroit Consortium, 70-34, in a non-league varsity football game last Friday night.

With the result, Dryden improves to 4-1 overall.

"The offense and special teams really carried the load tonight," Dryden Coach Brian Tresnak said. "It is good to see Jake Jonik finally have a big game for us, he is underappreciated as a fullback," he emphasized.

"The blocking on the special teams really opened up some great lanes and our return guys did an excellent job getting vertical. Defensively we played well in the first half, but we had some fundamental breakdowns in the second half."

In Friday's game, Dryden jumped out to a 14-0 advantage after one quarter was complete.

Quarter number two would prove more of the same.

Aided by a 26-8 advantage there, Dryden increased their lead to 40-8 at the halftime break.

When the action resumed, Detroit Consortium bounced back with an 18-14 third quarter edge.

That made it 54-26, Dryden, at the 36-minute mark.

Dryden then outscored Detroit Consortium 16-8 from that point on, assuring themselves of a favorable 70-34 outcome.

The winning Dryden side produced their 70-point output aided by a Jake Jonik 29-yard touchdown run; a Cory Clark three-yard touchdown run (followed by a Geno Volante PAT tote); a Clark one-yard touchdown run (followed by a Cody Paupert to Gierman PAT pass collaboration); a Jonik 11-yard touchdown run; a Clark 75-yard kickoff return for a touchdown; a Jonik eight-yard touchdown run; a Jonik 25-yard touchdown run (followed by a Paupert to Austin Dunnigan PAT pass collaboration); a Jake Albert 77-yard kickoff return for a touchdown; a Clark 27-yard touchdown run (followed by a Clark PAT tote); and a Volante 30-yard touchdown run (followed by a Jonik PAT tote).

On the night, Paupert completed five of 10 pass plays for 61 yards as Dryden's quarterback. He threw zero interceptions along the way.

His successful tosses were distributed to two different targets. Their ranks consisted of Gierman (three catches for 48 yards) and Dunnigan (two receptions for 13 yards).

The Dryden ground attack chewed up 297 yards of territory on 40 totes.

Individually, Jonik led the way with 10 rushes for 105 yards. He was backed by Volante (79 yards on 10 totes), Clark (10 rushes for 70 yards), Paupert (32 yards on six totes) and Albert (four rushes for 11 yards).

Cody Barker (six solos and eight assists) and Craig Buoncompagno (three solos and seven assists) paced Dryden's defense. Sean Murphy (four solos and four assists), Clark (three solos and six assists), Albert (three solos and five assists), Clifford Healy (two solos and five assists), Dunnigan (one solo and six assists) and Wes Butler (two solos and three assists) made their presence felt as well.

The Dryden defense also collected four takeaways. Paupert (two interceptions), Dunnigan (one interception) and Barker (a fumble recovery) furnished those.

Dryden returns to action this Friday when it travels to Memphis for a North Central Thumb League battle. That matchup lists a 7 p.m. starting time.

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