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Dawg gone impressive opener

Written by: on Saturday, August 31st, 2013. Follow Frank Kastreva on Twitter.


Berwick storms past Comets in opener at Crispin Field

By Frank Kastreva,

It was opening night at Crispin Field in Dawgtown Friday, as the Berwick Bulldogs kicked off the 2013 gridiron campaign. Back were the white helmets, silver paints and Berwick blue jersey’s once worn by the likes of Orlando, Powlus, Bennett, Henry and Felder just to name a few of the many whom laid it all on the line at Crispin Field. “The field where the football gods sleep” to quote a few.

Both teams would get off to a slow start, but after the Dawgs broke through on the second play from scrimmage in the 2nd quarter they would never look back. Berwick would roll out to a 35-0 lead late in the 3rd quarter to take it into the mercy rule, with the final score Dawgs 41, Comets 7.

Berwick first touchdown would come on a 39 yard strike from Sr. QB CJ Curry to Jr. WR Andrew Force. Force would add two more td’s on the night finishing up with five catches for 192 yards. To date, Force as 11 career catches and nine of them are touchdowns.

Sr. WR Will Updegrove would also have a nice night finishing up with three catches for 87 yards with one touchdown.

Berwick would tally up a total of 468 total yards from scrimmage with 132 yards on the ground and the rest from the Curry air attack. Curry finished up with 14 receptions on 26 attempts for 336 yards passing with one interception.

The Dawgs’ other two scores would come from Sr. RB Dain Kowalski on a seven yard scamper and Sr. DB Alex Klinger on a 25 yard fumble recovery which led to paydirt.

Crestwood would find the scoreboard in the 4th quarter on a 50 yard scamper to spoil the shutout.

“We got off to a slow start, but once the kids got the momentum going they played well. Our defense did a good job shutting them down tonight. Football is a game of angles and matchups, tonight we were able to get both,” said Coach Curry of his Dawgs.

With the win Berwick, gets off to the 1-0 start and will travel to rival Pottsville next Friday night. Pottsville also got a win tonight putting up 40 some points, so look for a dandy next week. Both teams are not very fond of one another, in other words they are not on each other’s Christmas card list.

Until next week…Happy Football!

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4 Responses to “Dawg gone impressive opener”

  1. Doug.D says:


    I myself am a Lakeland Chiefs fan
    and have enough common sense to respect
    a master mind in Coach Curry .
    I am so pumped that BERWICK is CURRY TOWN again
    and soon back to TITLE TOWN USA
    As Curry and crew THRASH teams this year. if you know anything about football do yourselves a favor
    and not look stupid in pointless insults of a man
    and staff who led BERWICK to 6 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
    WINS may I also add 4 of those 6 were in a row.
    trust me ya mess with the shark ya get the teeth!!
    in his first year back he leads the DAWGS to the
    district 2 AAA championship and yes before you
    coads say it yes they lost but to a quality
    respected ABINGTON HEIGHTS team not to bad for his first year back!!!
    I have full faith the DAWGS will return to CHAMPIONSHIP mode this season .
    and to ‘SPARTAN FAN ‘ ummmm…GOOD ONE
    in saying they wont get past your line
    my prediction ……
    BERWICK 33

    Instead of throwing insults show respect to a
    legend and maybe you all might learn something
    lol after he and the DAWGS school all of ya…..



    From the CHIEFS to Coach CURRY ..staff
    best wishes 2013 football season
    stay healthy and GOD BLESS..

  2. tom says:

    just remember Wyoming vally west is coming to Berwick. its hard to beat Berwick at there stadium

  3. Spartan Fan says:

    Berwick and CJ Curry wont get passed Baur and Wyoming Valley West’s line.

  4. rollie ciffo says:

    And so it begins…Berwick’s tromp through a season full of scrimmages in the oh-so-tough WVC. They should accumulate lots of PIAA points in that league.

    Hopefully Pottsville will scuff them up a bit so we can see what they are made of.

    Nice article by Kastreva! (Though he is such a homer for Curry).

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