Football: Blocked punt helps Cary-Grove top St. Charles East
By Tim Sieck For Sun-Times Media August 25, 2012 12:28AM
CARY-GROVE 49, ST. CHARLES EAST 33
SCE . 07 . 06 . 7 . 13 -- 33
C-G . 14 . 21 . 7 . 07 -- 49
SCE - Barry 40 pass from Mitchell (Frio kick), 10:10
C-G - Mahoney 25 run (Glueck kick), 7:44
C-G - Mahoney 47 pass from Baker (Glueck kick), 4:33
SCE - Sciarrino 1 run (kick failed), 10:23
C-G - Baker 6 run (Glueck kick), 5:14
C-G - Duncan fumble recovery in end zone (Glueck kick), 3:47
C-G - Norberg 40 run (Glueck kick), 0:47
C-G - Mahoney 45 run (Glueck kick), 9:37.
SCE - Candre 85 fumble return (Allen kick), 6:21
C-G - Baker 6 run (Glueck kick), 8:02
SCE - Cameron 1 run (Frio kick), 4:26
SCE - Barry 4 pass from Mitchell (kick failed), 2:41
First Downs — SCE: 12 | C-G: 20
Passing Yards — SCE: 143 | C-G: 57
Rushing Att-Yards — SCE: 32-129 | C-G: 50-447
Total Yards — SCE: 272 | C-G: 504
Fumbles-Lost — SCE: 3-3 | C-G: 4-3
St.Charles East- Sciarrino 12-72, Cameron 10-21, Hoscheit 1-2, Mitchell 6-22, Ford 1-2, Kearbey 1 -1, Finn 1-11.
Cary-Grove- Baker 20-131, Norberg 20-198, Mahoney 5-97, Connington 1-8, Sorensen 3-12, Rink 1-1.
St. Charles East- Mitchell 10-16-0 143.
Cary-Grove- Baker 2-8-1 57.
St.Charles East- Barry 7-102, Hoscheit 2-36, Campana 1-5.
Updated: November 30, 2012 11:32AM
Cary-Grove ran the triple option attack as if they were in midseason form against St. Charles East on Friday as the host Trojans ran away with a 49-33 win at Al Bohrer Field.
The Saints did get off to a quick start against when quarterback Jimmy Mitchell avoided a sack and connected with Brannon Barry from 40 yards out to give St. Charles East a 7-0 lead.
The Trojans answered when senior Ryan Mahoney ran one in from 25 yards out to tie the game.
After St. Charles East went three-and-out on its next drive, the Trojans answered once again. This time it was through the air when quarterback Quinn Baker connected with Mahoney from 47 yards to put Cary-Grove up 14-7.
The Saints wouldn’t go away though as they put together a 16-play drive and took advantage of two Trojan penalties to keep the drive alive. Anthony Sciarrino ran one in from one yard out on fourth down to put the Saints within one. This would be the closest the Saints would get the rest of the night after missing the extra point.
The key play of the game was on special teams. After Cary-Grove went up 21-13 in the second quarter, Mickey Duncan blocked a punt and recovered it in the end zone to put Cary-Grove up 28-13. This clearly swung the momentum in favor of the Trojans.
“I wanted to get a big play on special teams and got a great angle to block the punt,” said Duncan who also added three sacks on defense. “It really felt like a turning point in the game.”
Saints coach Mike Fields was pleased with his team’s effort against a good Cary-Grove team.
“We were down five starters because of injuries, and the kids didn’t give up,” said Fields. “The blocked punt was a huge momentum swing, but I was pleased with our effort until the end.”