Dawg gone impressive opener
Berwick storms past Comets in opener at Crispin Field
By Frank Kastreva, Berwickdawgs.com
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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