NEW MIDDLETOWN — The Springfield Tigers have powered their method by means of the schedule up to now and have scored no less than 31 factors in every of their video games.
That success continued Saturday with a 48-8 win over St. Thomas Aquinas within the Division VI, Area 21 regional quarterfinals.
“I believed our youngsters got here out with plenty of depth,” Tigers coach Sean Guerriero stated. “Simply figuring out that stuff that we labored out, not giving up the massive play, having stable particular groups play, and the offense which you’ve bought to be constant and work that floor recreation to open up some issues within the air. I believed our youngsters dealt with the week extraordinarily properly.”
The Tigers took benefit of the brief subject after forcing an Aquinas punt, getting on the board with a 5-yard run by Austin Tindell.
That lead solely grew because the evening went on, with Dante Argiro forcing a security on a blocked punt proper after Springfield’s first rating.
Beau Brungard scored on a 5-yard rush to additional prolong the Tiger result in 16-0 after the primary quarter.
“I believe we got here out from the beginning,” Brungard stated. “We have been able to play, we had the benefit, we’re feeling actually good. Our line performed actually nice and so they gave us some good holes to run by means of and I believe we executed properly.”
Springfield continued to place factors on the board with Brungard as soon as once more scoring, this time from the 1-yard line.
The Tigers scored one final landing within the second quarter to go up 30-0 and pressure a operating clock after halftime. Lukas Yemma caught a 41-yard move from Brungard to increase the lead.
Yemma arrange the possession by breaking apart an Aquinas move, then on the next play, intercepted the ball deep within the backfield.
The second half was extra of the identical story as Brungard broke off two extra rushes, to attain. Brungard scored off a 52-yard rush within the third, and juked his approach to a 28-yard landing within the fourth.
The junior quarterback completed the evening with 117 yards on the bottom and threw for a further 115 yards.
The shutout was damaged on the ultimate rating of the sport as Knights backup quarterback Daveion Cruse hit sophomore Trey Foster on a 65-yard move to attain.
Whereas a ton of consideration this season has gone to the Tiger offense, Guerriero desires to increase a few of that spotlight to the opposite facet of the ball that has held each staff they’ve confronted this season to below 20 factors.
Clayton Nezbeth completed the sport with 5 tackles and assisted on two extra.
“I believe we’ve bought a troublesome protection,” Guerriero stated. “I believe lots of people discuss our offense, however I believe our protection is enjoying extraordinarily properly so that you need to proceed to get wins and attempt to get higher each week.”
After beating Pymatuning Valley of their quarterfinal matchup, Mogadore will journey to Springfield (8-0) on Halloween within the regional semifinals.
“I believe they’re excited with residence subject benefit and every part else that sort of will get tied up with it,” Guerriero stated. “I believe our youngsters are able to go in and are prepared for the problem.”
Whereas prepared for the problem, Brungard is aware of the Wildcats are going to carry their finest, however thinks his staff will come out ready for the check.
“Yearly they’re going to be an excellent staff,” he stated. “They’re actually good yearly so we’re gonna put together properly for them and I believe we’re gonna be prepared.”