DRYDEN — Memphis made visiting Dryden absorb a 41-0 loss in a North Central Thumb League varsity football showdown last Friday night.
With the result, Memphis goes to 3-3 and 3-0. Dryden slips to 4-2 and 2-2.
"We didn't do the job defensively this week," Dryden Coach Brian Tresnak said. "Memphis was able to capitalize on drives after we punted in the first quarter and it just snowballed from there," he noted.
"By the time we were able to move the ball a little, Memphis had put the game out of reach and we had to go away from our game plan. We will refocus this week and get it back together for the Hale game. With two losses, every game counts if we want to return to the playoffs."
In Friday's contest, Memphis jumped out to a 14-0 advantage after one quarter was complete.
Memphis followed it up with a 7-0 second quarter edge and a 13-0 third quarter advantage.
Cody Paupert, of Dryden, looks to hand off the football during NCTL action earlier this season. photo by Kevin Kissane.
That staked Memphis to a 34-0 cushion after three quarters were complete.
Memphis then outscored Dryden 7-0 from that point on, putting the finishing touches on a 41-0 win.
For the night, Cody Paupert completed one of four pass play for nine yards as Dryden's quarterback. Paupert threw no interceptions en route to those numbers.
Geno Volante was the other Dryden performer who opted to air out the football, going zero for one with one interception.
Cory Clark notched Dryden's lone reception.
The Dryden ground attack added 159 yards on 48 totes.
Individually, Volante (18 rushes for 63 yards) led Dryden. He was backed by Cory Clark (40 yards on nine totes), Jake Jonik (10 rushes for 30 yards), Jake Albert (16 yards on four totes) and Paupert (seven rushes for two yards).
Craig Buoncompagno (four solos and four assists) and Paupert (four solos and three assists) proved Dryden's defensive headliners. Cody Barker (two solos and four assists), Clark (four solos and one assist), Clifford Healy and Albert (one solo and four assists each), Joey Felker (one solo and three assists), Mike Smith (three assists), Randall Flannigan and Sean Murphy (one solo and one assist apiece) supported their performances.
The Dryden defense also registered one takeaway that evening. Paupert (an interception) furnished that.
Dryden will look to bounce back this Friday when it travels to Hale for a non-conference clash. That battle is slated to get underway at 7 p.m.