DRYDEN — New Lothrop (no. 3, Division 7) remained tied atop the Genesee Area Conference Blue Division standings with Byron and Genesee, earning a 55-0 road win against Dryden last Friday night.
With the final, New Lothrop moves to 4-0 versus GAC Blue Division rivals and overall. Dryden slips to 0-4 this season, all of those outcomes coming versus league foes.
"We just lost to a better team tonight," Dryden Coach Brian Tresnak said. "Despite the score, we did see some improvements in how some of the backs hit the hole and in tackling," he noted.
"We are going to keep working and fighting."
In Friday's clash, New Lothrop bolted out to a 21-0 advantage after one quarter was history.
Not content with that cushion, New Lothrop followed it up with a 20-0 second quarter edge and a 7-0 third quarter advantage.
That staked New Lothrop to a 48-0 lead at the 36-minute mark.
New Lothrop quarterback Joe Jamick gets away a pass attempt as Dryden’s Randal Flannigan applies pressure during Friday night’s GAC gridiron clash. photo by Kevin Kissane.
New Lothrop then outscored Dryden 7-0 the rest of the way, putting the finishing touches on a 55-0 win.
For the night, Evan Paupert wound up zero for two passing as Dryden's quarterback. He threw zero interceptions along the way.
The Dryden ground attack added 156 yards on 45 totes.
Individually, Josh Clark (10 rushes for 66 yards) paced Dryden. Sean Murphy (55 yards on 18 totes) and Chad Jordan (13 rushes for 39 yards). The remaining four Cardinal totes netted a combined four-yard loss.
Murphy (five solos and two assists) and Clark (one solo and five assists) put up Dryden's best defensive numbers. They were backed by Mike Andreski (three solos and two assists), Jordan (three solos and one assist), Randal Flannigan and Jake Albert (two solos and two assists apiece) along with Tyler Hether (two solos and one assist).
Dryden will look to bounce back this Friday when it travels to Flint Hamady for a GAC Blue Division clash. That matchup lists a 7 p.m. starting time.
Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.